Kirsten Cole, LCMHCA, LCASA

Kirsten Cole, LCMHCA, LCASA

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June 2021
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I have been seeing Kirsten for a little over 3 months now and she is so helpful!! i have been to multiple therapists, and i’ve definitely had the most success here at l&b counseling. Kirsten has helped me work through my anxiety, depression, and body image issues. i feel comfortable talking to her, and i always look forward to our weekly sessions. you can tell that the counselors here truly care about each client they have, and the service there is amazing! i would definitely recommend l&b counseling.
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May 2021
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Kirsten C. has been a godsend to us. She quickly confirmed what we had suspected and my child has found a place where she can de-stress and let her feelings out with no judgement. Kirsten has created a great relationship with my child and my child feels safe there. I love that L & B does not want to see your child in therapy forever and they help teach coping mechanisms so your child can successfully move through life without therapy!
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February 2021
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I’ve been seeing Kirsten for about 2 months now, and she has been nothing but helpful for me. I look forward to seeing her every week and she has helped me a lot with my anxiety. Even though it’s only been a short period of time, I can already see my change of mindset and how much going to therapy has affected me in a positive way.
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Hello! My name is Kirsten Cole and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate. I am originally from South Florida, but moved to Boone, North Carolina to attend Appalachian State University. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and then went on to receive my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. After graduating from Appalachian State University, I made Charlotte home with my husband, Charlie and our dog, Baxter.

In my free time, you can find me at the gym lifting weights. I fell in love with fitness after I began a weight loss journey three years ago. I was able to experience firsthand how beneficial physical exercise was for mental health (and vice versa) and I encourage my own clients to be aware of how their physical and mental health are intertwined. When I’m not at the gym, I am home baking sweets or exploring new restaurants with my husband. Kirsten

I have a fierce passion for helping others. I have worked in the community mental health setting with clients with a broad spectrum of disorders. I wholeheartedly believe in the strength and capacity of my clients and provide loyalty and encouragement as we work together towards a better lifestyle. I understand personally and professionally that growth and change do not happen without adversity. I understand, also, that such adversity is incredibly healing and rewarding for the body and mind.

My counseling work has focused on adolescents and adults with mental health and substance abuse concerns.Additionally, I work with many individuals who struggle with perfectionism, body image concerns, burnout, and difficult life transitions. I identify with a person-centered, and cognitive behavioral theoretical approach with motivational interviewing techniques. This integrative counseling approach strives to balance mindful awareness, a genuine and empathic relationship, and a collaborative effort at identifying what changes a client can make to minimize emotional and behavioral disturbances.Baxter

The word “addiction” may sound big and scary, however, it is not a determinant of going on a recovery journey. Recovery takes many shapes and sizes and leads to a path of wellness. I am here to stand beside you in your wellness journey to help identify unhelpful coping mechanisms and behaviors such as shopping, internet/gaming, gambling, and substance use. I also work to support family members of individuals that struggle with the disease of addiction.

My therapeutic approaches are individualized for each client and not one approach is a “one-size fits all.” I will work to adjust approaches if necessary, in order to best serve you as my client. I will also assign homework that is designed to help reinforce the work we are doing in our counseling sessions. As a counselor, my goals are to help individuals understand their lives, cultivate self-awareness, and facilitate growth.     

Read some of Kirsten’s latest blogs:

Social Anxiety

Signs of Burnout

Phone: 980-292-1747
Email: Kirsten@landbcounseling.net

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