Nathan Kerr, M.A., LPC

Nathan is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in Depression, Anxiety, and Self-Esteem issues. He received his Masters in Clinical Psychology from Western Kentucky University in 2007. Throughout his career, he has acquired experience from a variety of settings and populations, including alternative schools, non-profit agencies. Whether you're struggling with problems from your history or worn down from day-to-day stressors, it's important to recognize that seeking counseling is a sign of motivation and strength, rather than weakness. Individual Counseling examines these problems from a different set of lenses, allowing you to make decisions about your life with more confidence.

Nathan utilizes a variety of approaches to address the needs of my clients. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is traditional used to address thinking patterns and beliefs that have a tendency to create problems in our everyday lives. Nathan also employs techniques from a Humanistic approach, which challenges clients to develop their introspection and increase their ability to trust their intuition. Nathan believes clients are often "stuck" because their beliefs and ideologies have become incompatible with who they've become and where they are in life. Nathan works as a partner to help clients address problematic thinking patterns but also to bridge the gap between their intellectual and emotional selves. By doing so, clients begin to think about their lives and operate with more clarity and self-assurance.

To learn more about Nathan and his approach, visit www.nathankerrlpc.com

NATHAN'S SPECIALTIES

Counseling For Men

Being a man in today’s culture comes with immense pressure.  Many of us are driven by a need to live up to a very specific set of principles that involve providing constant portrayals of our strength, self-reliance, and assertiveness.  Adding to that, our media is saturated with distorted images of these virtues, misleading our ideas of what's acceptable for our gender. By taking our cues from what's portrayed in culture, we risk a great personal cost. Instead of investing our time and resources into developing ourselves as individuals, many of us confine ourselves to a boxed-in identity that's defined less by who we are and more by who we think we should be. Professional Counseling is about personal growth. It's not about talking with someone who will "fix" your problems. In fact, counseling is an effective way to help build on your self-reliance. Having an objective perspective to filter your complex thoughts and feelings will help you make clearer decisions about your job, your relationships, and your life.

Various Topics Addressed are:

  • Coping as a man in today's culture.
  • Work-related issues such as low satisfaction and procrastination.
  • Fatherhood and the pressures of parenting.
  • Feeling "stuck" and unfulfilled.

Stress Management

We encounter stress from various areas of our lives. Money, school, career, and parenting all demand a great deal of us. Having to be so thoroughly engaged in so many ways is exhausting. To further complicate matters, our self-care is almost always what suffers first. We stop eating healthy, we don't sleep enough (or we sleep too much), we stop exercising, and we isolate ourselves from friends and family. Furthermore, we form unhealthy habits as a means of coping, rather than making time for ourselves. We may procrastinate, spend hours in front of the TV or computer, self-medicate with alcohol, comfort eat with fast food, or take out our stress on others.

Various Topics Addressed are:

  • Recognizing and setting appropriate boundaries.
  • Developing and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
  • Learning new ways of self-care through mindfulness.
  • Managing healthy attitudes and overall outlook on things we can't change.

 


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