I enjoy assisting people in learning how to better navigate their stressors and difficulties in life by helping them to better understand their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I also find great value in incorporating elements of mindfulness into therapy. My most forefront passion is working with LGBTQIA+ communities.
Kyle earned his Master of Science in Social Work in May of 2015 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Kyle is most versed in implementing the therapeutic modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solutions-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing. Kyle enjoys working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, life-transition stress, relationships, and gender/sexual identity concerns. One of Kyle’s most prominent professional passions is working with LGBTQIA+ populations. Kyle worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Psychological and Counseling center from 2017-2018. Kyle proudly serves as the UCC LGBTQIA+ liaison to the University. He feels that being a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, and having the lived experience of growing up in the South, gives him a unique ability to relate to and work with fellow LGBTQIA+ individuals. In addition to individual therapy, Kyle also co-facilitates the Continuum (LGBTQIA+) therapy group and co-facilitates DBT skills therapy groups. Kyle is a member of the UCC DBT Team and Diversity Committee. Kyle is accruing clinical hours to work towards receiving the full clinical licensure of Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW). Outside of work, Kyle is very active in the local LGBTQIA+ community, and also enjoys spending time with friends, cooking, reading, playing video games, and lounging with his cat, Leo.
Professional Certifications: Board Certified Transgender Care Therapist, Crisis Worker Certification, TF-CBT Training & Certification