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Kaci Crook, MA

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

I have experience working with a variety of clients, and my specializations include working with behavioral or substance-related addictions, mood disorders (such as anxiety, depression, and/or bipolar disorder), trauma, and first responders. I strive to help each client set and reach personalized goals through a curious and compassionate framework. I work with individuals aged 12 and above, providing age-appropriate therapy to address unique needs and challenges. I also offer couples therapy to assist couples of all types in enhancing their communication, resolving conflicts, and strengthening their relationships.

I consider my therapeutic approach to be integrative. I use techniques from narrative therapy to help clients explore and reconstruct their personal narratives, and empower them to rewrite unhelpful stories. I am also an IFS (internal family systems) informed clinician and utilize this to help clients understand and integrate different parts of themselves.

I work to create a safe, non-judgmental space for each client to foster exploration of their thoughts, actions, and emotions. My approach is client-centered, compassionate, and collaborative. At various points in our lives, we all need somebody to lean on and help support us in our individual journeys - and I would be happy to be take that journey with you.

Specializations:

Credentials & Experience:

  • Substance Use/Addiction

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Self-Esteem/Self-worth

  • Trauma & PTSD

  • Relationship Challenges

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminology & Psychology from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg

  • Master of Arts in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at the University of South Florida, with a concentration on Addictions & Substance Abuse

  • Graduate Certificate in Addictions & Substance Abuse from the University of South Florida

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Kaci sees clients aged 15 and above.

Specializations:

  • First Responders: Kaci specializes in supporting first responders who experiencework-related stress, trauma, and general mental health challenges.

 

  • Mood Disorders: Kaci is experienced in helping individuals cope with various mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.

 

  • Trauma: Kaci offers trauma-informed therapy to help clients heal from past traumatic experiences and develop resilience.

Modalities:

  • Narrative Therapy: Kaci utilizes narrative therapy techniques to help clients explore and reconstruct their personal narratives, empowering them to rewrite their storiesand create positive change.

  • IFS-Informed Therapy: Kaci incorporates Internal Family Systems (IFS) principles to help clients understand and integrate different parts of themselves, fostering self-compassion and healing.

  • Person Centered Therapy: Kaci utilizes a person-centered approach, focusing one empathy, unconditional positive regard, and active listening to create a therapeutic environment that fosters self-discovery and personal growth.

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