Texas Tech University

Kim Thornton, M.Ed., LPC

Email: kim.thornton@ttu.edu

Licensed Professional Counselor (since 2014)

Graduate Training: Texas Tech University, M.Ed. in Counselor Education, 2012

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative (CBT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, DBT, & MBCT)

Professional Interests: Relationships, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, and Addiction

Approach to Therapy: I practice from an integrative approach by focusing on the current needs, goals, and abilities of the client. Building the therapeutic alliance is a priority in the beginning stages of therapy. When clients are given a safe nonjudgmental environment to process and work through their concerns, change becomes possible. In therapy I focus on assisting clients gain self-awareness and self-control. I believe this can be accomplished through recognizing how their thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and behaviors contribute to their concerns and how learning and implementing new positive coping strategies can elicit new outcomes.

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