Kelly Weidner - LMHC

Credentials

Licensed Mental Health Counselor – State of Florida (MH 11886)

Education

University of North Florida – Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology – 2011

Introduction

Every person and every family goes through times in life that are difficult and stressful. It is at times like these that we may feel compelled to reach out for help from others.  While family and friends are wonderful and important with helping us feel supported, sometimes it may take someone with an unbiased or fresh perspective to help us better understand elements at play that may be invisible to us.

It is no coincidence that the Chinese word for “crisis” is composed of two symbols representing the words “danger” and “opportunity.”  While crises can be terrifying and seem dangerous for the individual or family trying to weather the storm, it is the role of the therapist to provide guidance and support to help clients realize the opportunities for growth that come about in such a chaotic time.

As a therapist, I try my hardest to help my clients and their families see these times of crisis as a time to make changes to reach their full potential and achieve their goals.  I have gone though many of these crises before in my work with children and families and I always feel so honored to be allowed into these difficult times.

My areas of interest include working with children and adolescents and how they learn and grow within their family environment, at school and with friends.  I also appreciate working with the entire family unit to address issues or concerns that may be effecting interactions between family members.  My approach is one that is tailored to the needs and goals of the client and family I am working with.  I find that in collaborating with clients and their families we can agree on treatment plans and goals that are helpful and exciting.  Client-centered techniques that I have had experience using are: play therapy, family therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, couples counseling, Behavioral Modification and religious-based counseling (if so desired).

I am so happy that you are here and looking toward taking the opportunity to find new growth and strength.  I know that entering counseling can be uncomfortable and even scary but we must remind ourselves that all big adventures start off a little uncomfortable and scary, right?

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