Michael L Kerns

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS

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Verified by Psychology Today
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(919) 364-6849 Website

Michael L Kerns

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS

He/Him/His

Verified by Psychology Today
8 Endorsed

Location

Finding Balance Life Counseling
5882 Faringdon Place
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 364-6849

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About

Are you ready to have more satisfying relationships and obtain freedom from self-defeating or self-destructive behaviors/thoughts? If so, I believe in empowering and assisting you in changing the course of your life in a dramatic way. This passion is why I chose this career. I believe in accepting and facilitating desired change in people. I believe in validating people as they currently see themselves. I have a strong belief people want to improve their lives and give their life meaning through the unity of purpose, resolution and harmony. So, I look forward to working with you.
I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and I am an Intensively-trained DBT Therapist. I was intensively-trained through Behavioral Tech, a Linehan Institute Training Company. My experience includes counseling adults with addiction issues, self harming/destructive behaviors (Non-suicidal self-injury), & general mental health concerns.
People may not have caused all their problems; yet, they have to solve these problems anyway. Helping people understand their patterns of emotional reactions, cognitive interpretations and/or behavioral responses may prove both "appropriate and valid", and simultaneously, "ineffective and in need of change."

Finances

  • Session Fee: $100 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 12 Years
  • License: North Carolina / 12245
  • School: East Carolina University
  • Year Graduated: 2011

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: NAADAC / MAC 508252
  • Certificate Date: 2016
  • Certificate: NCSAPPB / LCAS-2700
  • Certificate Date: 2013

Endorsements

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, CRC, LCMHC, LCAS
"Mike is a talented therapist with top notch skills and training combined with an intuition that you don't find with your everyday therapist. If you need DBT counseling he is my number 1 pick for refferals. "

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MS, LCMHC, ATR, RYT

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS, MAC

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, EdS, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor, LCAS, LCMHCQS, CCS

Location

Finding Balance Life Counseling
5882 Faringdon Place
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 364-6849

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Men's Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 10 May 2021
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Michael L Kerns

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS