Dr. Sarah E. Carlson, LPC-S, RPT-S, E-RYT 200, YACEP
Keith Bryant, M.S., LPC Associate (in progress) is a lifelong learner with a passion for understanding the human experience. He first received his Associates degree from North Central Texas College in 2014, then went on to earn a Bachelors degree from the University of North Texas in Psychology and Philosophy, and has just recently obtained a Masters degree in Counseling from the same school. While working at Mighty Oaks, Keith will also be pursuing a PhD in counseling from the University of North Texas.
Keith’s primary area of focus is play therapy with children between the ages of 3-8 years old; however, he is also experienced in working with teens and adults, and has received training to work with groups and families. Keith finds Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) to be a particularly fulfilling way of working within the family system. During the pandemic, Keith gained training and experience working through multiple Tele-health platforms. This included phone therapy, video therapy, and group video sessions.
Before coming to Mighty Oaks, Keith worked as a child counseling intern at a domestic violence shelter called Denton County Friends of the Family. During this time Keith gained experience processing trauma through a Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) model for adults. This form of therapy involves exploring maladaptive thought patterns and how they affect daily living. Despite having experience working from a cognitive approach, Keith primarily views counseling from a holistic Person-Centered perspective. This means, he believes that all people have an innate tendency towards growth that is hindered by beliefs inherited from our environment. His approach to counseling is non-directive and seeks only to remove these external barriers to the individual’s growth.
Outside the counseling room, Keith finds great meaning in expressive arts, mindfulness, yoga, and athletic training. Though he does not often bring these activities into the therapeutic relationship, Keith is happy to explore how these interests can be implemented into daily living to supplement counseling. The client is the expert in themselves, and Keith trusts each person to determine what will work best for their growth.
To schedule an appointment with Keith, call him at 940.208.0374.