Lydia Kickliter

Co-Founder (she/her)

Fun fact: I love to find furniture on the side of the road and give it a new life!

lydia@mendingrootshealingcenter.com

More About Me...

As therapists we’re taught not to self-disclose – that we should simply be a blank slate and that it isn’t appropriate for us to disclose about ourselves in our sessions. While I agree that it isn’t appropriate for me to share my unresolved issues with my client, what I disagree with is the blank slate statement.

I am a human and as such I have made a ton (well more actually a shit ton) of mistakes. The good news about that is that I’ve learned from every one of those mistakes. I’ve learned not only about how to make my life better, but what works for other people to make change in their lives. That’s why my about page is actually about me.

I have done the work I will ask you to do if you decide to be my client. I have walked through the scary shadows of my past and when my past lost the power to impact my present I started showing up in my life. I work daily through mindfulness and yoga to maintain self-compassion. This is what I’d like to help you learn.

The clients that have the most success with my approach are the ones that are truly ready to work. They’ve reached a time in their life where they can no longer stand feeling badly about themselves for something that happened to them! They are ready to do the dirty work and realize that they have to commit to changes both in session and out.

I am a relentless student of personal growth, reading all the books I can on trauma, feminist ideas and healing attachment wounds. On any given day, you will find me geeking out over a new podcast I’ve become obsessed with that opens my heart and mind to understanding myself and others more deeply.

I am a humble student of anti-racism principles and commit to an openness to my blind spots on race.

I am an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.

Education & Trainings

I earned my Master’s degree in 2010 in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in Tampa.

I am certified in EMDR and I am a Consultant in Training (CIT) for EMDR.

I’m certified in Trauma Focused CBT and I am a Certified Yoga Teacher.

I am a licensed therapist in North Carolina (LCMHC), Georgia (LPC), and Florida (LMHC).

Rates & Insurance

I value your time, so before we schedule your first session, let’s see if we’re a good fit. We’ll chat via video or phone for about 15 minutes to find out if my experience and approach fits your needs. I’m looking forward to chatting with you!

– 60 minute session – $150

– 90 minute session – $225

“I see your fear, and it’s big, I also see your courage, and it’s bigger, we can do hard things.” – Glennon Doyle

LGBTQ+ AFFIRMING PRACTICE | ANTI-RACIST PRACTICE

In an effort to provide services to the underserved and to serve our mission of being anti-racist, we are reserving our sliding scale spots for BIPOC clients. Please call for more details.