Lani Kish, MA, LMHC, NCC

Preferred Name: Lani

About Me

Feeling a good connection with a therapist takes time and can often take patience in seeking out the right fit. Research has shown that one of the main qualities found inside of recovery is the therapeutic relationship between the client and the therapist. I work predominantly with adults age 18 and older inside of individual therapy, albeit I have worked with couples. My focus is on trauma, all kinds, anxiety, depression, stress, anger, mood disorders, interpersonal relationship issues, internalized negative schemas found inside of some personality disorders, grief and loss, negative self-perceptions, and spirituality. There is not a one size fits all approach inside of therapy, therefore my therapeutic style is eclectic in nature, interweaving many different approaches to meet the needs and goals of the client. I am trained in EMDR through an EMDRIA approved training and working on completing my certification, which is an evidence-based approach in psychotherapy. I have completed several courses in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and often combine this approach with EMDR when working on complex or developmental trauma. I have completed my training for Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD and on brief therapy approaches using Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing techniques for other presenting symptoms. Mindfulness and Dialectical Behavior approaches are mainstays when working on grounding and resourcing for clients in managing their emotions and distress.

Education & Experience

EDUCATION: Undergraduate: Liberty University, Lynchburg Virginia, BS Psychology; Christian Counseling Graduate: Liberty University, Lynchburg Virginia, MA Professional Counseling (CACREP Program: Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) BOARD CERTIFICATIONS: National Certified Counselor (NCC) is a prestigious counseling board certification met voluntarily by the therapist in working towards excellence in counseling.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

American Counseling Association (ACA) American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Sliding Scale

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