"MY COUNSELOR SAID..."
WELCOME TO OCTOBER!!
This month our focus will be on mirror work... The mirror gives us a reflection... it's more than a physical examination of yourself. What do you see emotionally? Spiritually? Mentally?
Try this.... Go to your mirror... Your Actual mirror and take a look...
1. What is it that you need/want to say to, acknowledge about, or face in regards to yourself?
2. What in your life has been a direct mirror to your inner thoughts or subconscious feelings about people, places, things, or experiences?
3. Mirror gaze... don't say anything...just SEE yourself... for a few moments. Just gaze. Find YOU in the mirror.
RESILIENCE COUNSELING AND WELLNESS
The Resilience Project LLC, Atlanta, GA
Mission: To offer life counseling and wellness services with therapeautic approaches that help you navigate through, and benefit from, personal challenges.
Providing tools and therapeutic space to:
-nurture your spirit
-encourage your mindset
-evolve your emotional well-being
-align your existential human experience
"It's the therapeutic relationship for me."
Clarity of the issues, problems, patterns affecting one's life
Skills, resources, and tools for an ever evolving you
Reduced distress and other destructive life patterns
The want, the will and the choice to find alignment in your life
Vision: To guide people in transforming personal challenges into life-enhancing opportunities.
"Resilience is what gives people the psychological strength to cope with stress and hardship. It is the mental reservoir of strength that people are able to call on in times of need to carry them through without falling apart."
SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MENTAL /EMOTIONAL WELLNESS
Take time for your mental and emotional well-being with tele-health therapy sessions to help support you through temporary crisis.
During these challenging times, I remain dedicated to connecting clients with and offering comprehensive Tele-health Counseling sessions.
Telemental health is the provision of remote mental health services usually by a secure video and audio platform.
Research has shown that telemental health services are just as effective as traditional face-to-face therapy. Telemental health also comes with added benefits. These include there being no need to travel or to book time off from other commitments. It is also much more flexible.
Kendra (Witherspoon) Kelly, LPC, NCC, MPH
A Military Veteran of 16.5 years with over 25 years of experience in the world of performing and creative arts, I have been a Licensed and Certified Counselor since 2014 in Georgia. I obtained my Bachelor's degree from Auburn University Montgomery in Humanities and Social Science and Master's degrees in both Counseling and Public Health Promotion.
I also possess a Level I Certification in Reiki and am studying to obtain a group fitness certification.
With almost a decade of foster care/social work experience in adolescent and young adult trauma work, parenting supports and skills building, and adult counseling in life transitions, interpersonal effectiveness, mood management, and life skills, I specialize in helping people identify and achieve their personal goals by coping with the challenges that are causing them distress, anxiety, and pause. I take honor in helping guide the progress and success of my clients, and look forward to being a part of your evolving journey.
I am competent and share presence/hold space within communities that are, LGBTQ+, sex positive, and those within various relationship structures.
Aside from counseling and coaching, I have an ongoing engagement and presence with local and national film projects, TV, online streaming platforms and apps, and community/live events through dance, fitness/wellness, fashion/figure modeling, advocacy and human rights, and other forms of creative, healing, entertainment purposes.
I enjoy leisure time with my wife, dog, and 2 cats and LOVE a good laugh, working out, photography and art. Time in nature and in solitude, dance and music are important to me and a part of my personal wellness practice.
Tele-health Counseling Based Private Practice
I offer a variety of life counseling services that will nurture your spirit, help you overcome personal challenges, and allow you to achieve your individual life goals. I cater to each of my client’s personal needs in order to unlock their full potential. Contact me to start your proactive journey today.
CREATIVE AND INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
Align your work-life balance
Entertainment Professionals: PRs, Actors, Dancers, Musicians, Models, Artists, Athletes...You may have to balance your talent/gifts & "regular" life. Sometimes in the midst of embodying the beauty and roles of your profession and passion, life happens. Maybe it is a feeling of being drained or uncertain and needing a space to vent, be heard, and gain clarity in your life. Sometimes it is vicarious traumas from the work you do (i.e. team stress or acting roles). Challenges to self image and confidence may affect your ability to show up authentically. Your relationships change or old wounds become more apparent. My ideal client is one open to do the work & evolve.
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING FOR ADULTS
Guidance & Inspiration
Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations. With my coaching sessions, you’ll learn about acceptance and how to exert your power of choice over whatever life may throw at you.
I am intuitive, creative, compassionate and quirky. It is my role to coach you to navigate life's challenges. The work you will do focuses on building self-esteem and self-concept, increasing tools/skills/resources to cope, and decreasing disruptive actions & thought patterns while fostering creativity, self-love, personal insight and emotional intellect.
DISCREET and CONFIDENTIAL space for those in high profile positions & distance Tele-health counseling sessions to save on time and travel. I offer therapeutic space and time for you to express and evolve so you can get back to doing what you love from a healthy, more grounded space that works for you. Flexible sessions time during the week daytime hours.
$99/session- 50 minutes
Relax. Release. Relief.
Energy Massage (hands off-Reiki) and Meditation.
Give yourself the opportunity of guided stillness...mindfulness...and healing.
Reiki and Guided Meditation
Starting at $22
These services can take place via video from the comfort of your home.
Mind. Body. Spirit
This service is a favorite among many of my clients as an addition to the keys to a happier, healthier life. My job is to give you the tools and techniques to achieve a balanced and fulfilling perspective of YOU.
These services can take place via video from the comfort of your home or other personal space.
I am partnered with a Fitness MasterTrainer, and I am a Group Fitness Trainer in training studying under National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC) specializing in dance and movement wellness.
Packages starting at $99
Specializing in Womxn and Female Identifying & Androgynous Energy Persons!!
Open Relationships and Non-Monogamous/Poly-Am Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Therapy Approaches Utilized
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
COMMON GOALS OF COUNSELING
Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
Developing skills for improving your relationships
Improving your self-esteem and self-concept
Increasing creativity and motivation
Managing impacts from past trauma and unproductive relationships
Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that linger from past circumstances
Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
Navigating emotional challenges and distress
Improving communications and listening skills
Changing unproductive behavior patterns and developing more useful ones
WHAT IS COUNSELING LIKE?
Counseling will be different depending on the individual's goals and challenges. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session.
Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development.
Your active participation in the process will yield more results from counseling.
Beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, I may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process - such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals.
Most clients do weekly sessions to start and may shift to participating bi-weekly once they feel more established and solid in a mental/emotional care plan and trajectory. Each session lasts 55 mins.
ARE YOU READY ?
Schedule a free consult
COLLABORATING YOUR WELLNESS
USA Resources and Support Tools
Therapy and Counseling can be wrapped with other resources and supports. This list is not exhaustive but can be a support to you or someone you know.
INTERNATIONAL CRISIS/EMERGENCY INFO
If you are in a life threatening situation, do not use this site. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free, 24-hour hotline, at 1-800-273-8255. Your call will be routed to the crisis center near you. If your issue is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
Bangladesh: Emergency: 999
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Suicide Hotline: 080 05 03 05
Czech Republic: Emergency: 112
Greece: Emergency: 1018
Holland: Suicide Hotline: 09000767
Hungary: Emergency: Suicide Hotline: 116123
Lebanon: Suicide Hotline: 1564
Liberia: Suicide Hotline: 6534308
Malta: Suicide Hotline: 179
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Suicide Hotline: 9784) 456 1044
Serbia: Suicide Hotline: (+381) 21-6623-393
Sri Lanka: Suicide Hotline: 011 057 2222662
Sudan: Suicide Hotline: (249) 11-555-253
Thailand: Suicide Hotline: (02) 713-6793
Tonga: Suicide Hotline: 23000
Trinidad and Tobago: Suicide Hotline: (868) 645 2800
Turkey: Emergency: 112
COUNSELING WITH BETTERHELP
Additional resource for counseling with me is through BetterHelp.
BetterHelp is not the right solution for you if any of the following is true:
You have thoughts of hurting yourself or others
You are a minor or you are under the care of a legal guardian
You are in an urgent crisis or an emergency situation
You have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness, or if you have been advised to be in psychological supervision or psychiatric care
You were required to undergo therapy or counseling either by a court order or by any other authority
You do not have a device that can connect to the Internet or you do not have a reliable Internet connection
While the service may have similar benefits, it's not capable of substituting for traditional face-to-face or traditional virtual tele-health therapy in every case. Please note that I won't be able to make any official diagnosis, to fulfill any court order or prescribe medication.