Meeting with a counselor does not mean that you have a problem or something is wrong. Counseling offers people an opportunity to talk about things in a safe and confidential setting with someone who is trained to listen and give you feedback when it's requested or appropriate. Some reasons people seek counseling may include a personal concern in their life, difficulties in a relationship or the need to understand a life event.
My approach to counseling is to make it client-centered, allowing the client to determine topics, direction and intensity of any conversations that we have. It is never my role to evaluate or judge and I am always open to sharing insights or feedback when asked. I will use my experience and training to develop and maintain a setting that is safe, engaging and productive.Type your paragraph here.
In the Northern Kentucky area, there are also few resources for GLBT people to participated in structured therapeutic activities. And though I believe that anyone -- regardless of their own sexual orientation -- can provide support to GLBT people I also believe that my experience as a gay man gives me a unique perspective that also allows me to help GLBT people who need someone who can understand and accept them in a non-judgmental way.
Clients always have the right to decline to participate in any activity at any time without having to explain their decision.
I will not disclose any information that you share during any meeting or session unless:
I graduated from Northern Kentucky University in August of 2013 with an MC in Clinical Mental Health. I am currently a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Kentucky (KY 241089) and Ohio (E-1901021) and also have a National Certified Counselor certificate (#316443). I previously worked as a full-time therapist at NorthKey Community Care and as a part-time therapist for Holly Hills Children's Services and the Family Nurturing Center facilitating men's groups. I am a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Kentucky Counselor's Association (KCA). I maintain liability insurance through HPSO. I also have a Master's degree in Business Administration from Stanford University and a Bachelor's in secondary education from Antioch College. For thirty five years I have worked in various Human Resources' professional roles in companies in California and Cincinnati. I am an adoptive father for two young men and live in Northern Kentucky with my ShihTzu Skylar.
Whayne Herriford, MS, LPCA