Kelly Frakes, LLPC



University of the Cumberlands

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Meet Kelly Frakes, LLPC

My approach to counseling is client-centered, utilizing cognitive-behavioral theory and interventions. I believe the client determines their goals and the direction counseling will take, as they are the experts on their lives. My role as a counselor is to provide a safe place for clients to develop increased self-awareness, explore feelings, thoughts, and experiences, and practice new behaviors. I believe that progress in counseling requires focus and attention from the client outside of the counseling sessions. Practicing techniques and increasing self-awareness outside counseling sessions and then discussing observations and questions are necessary for a client’s growth and progress toward client goals. Working together, we will clarify what you would like to gain from counseling and then develop a plan to help you move toward those goals. My interests include working with adolescents and young adults, couples, and others coping with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship challenges.