Kirsten Cole, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS-I
Phone: 704-218-9423 Email: Kirsten@landbcounseling.net Suite 325
Hi! I’m Kirsten Cole.
I am a dually licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Clinical Addiction Specialist, and a Certified Clinical Supervisor Intern for those pursuing addiction specialist credentialing. Rooted in South Florida, my academic journey led me to Boone, North Carolina, where I graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Today, Charlotte is where I call home alongside my husband Charlie and our dog, Baxter.
My passion for nature deeply influences my self-care practices, as I find solace in gardening, hiking, and embracing the outdoors. This connection to nature, combined with my love for travel, helps me continuously broaden my perspective and understanding. I firmly believe in the importance of self-care—it’s pivotal for fostering resilience, self-awareness, and overall well-being.
I specialize in assisting adolescents and adults in their journey towards self-improvement. My areas of expertise include anxiety management, codependency, perfectionism, trauma healing, self-esteem enhancement, and substance abuse counseling. My aim is to help clients pinpoint challenges, strategize solutions, and pave a path to a healthier life.
My approach to therapy is deeply rooted in empathy and understanding. I utilize a blend of person-centered techniques, incorporating elements from motivational interviewing, CBT, mindfulness, and trauma-informed care. I believe in the uniqueness of every individual and strive to create a therapeutic journey that best suits each person’s needs. As your therapist, my mission is to facilitate clarity, heighten self-awareness, and inspire growth.
In addition to my background in mental health and addiction counseling, I am also a trained MAPS-PBC MDMA-Assisted Therapist. This advanced training has equipped me with specialized skills to incorporate MDMA-Assisted Therapy, a groundbreaking approach in the field of psychotherapy. This method is particularly effective for treating PTSD and other trauma-related disorders, offering clients a unique and powerful pathway to healing. My approach with MDMA-Assisted Therapy is careful, compassionate, and grounded in the latest research and ethical practices. I am committed to offering this transformative therapy to those who may benefit from its profound potential for healing and personal growth upon FDA approval. For more information on MDMA-Assisted Therapy, please visit https://maps.org/mdma/