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Shalonda Kirk, LPC-MHSP 


  • M.S., Troy University – Montgomery
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Associate Licensed Counselor)

Center Activities

Individual Therapy; IP Group Facilitation; Outreach and Consultation to Community and Campus Partners

Theoretical Style

My therapeutic approach relies on client-centered techniques to help foster a genuinely trusting and collaborative relationship by emphasizing the client’s efforts from a strength-based perspective. I work to provide culturally informed care by acknowledging the experiences and insights each client brings into the therapeutic space as a means to both validate and support their identified goals. My approach is inspired by aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy through a humanistic and interpersonal lens.

Professional Interests

Through appropriately informed interventions, I provide individual therapy as well as group psychotherapy to those who are experiencing stressors related to life transitions, anxiety and depression, conflicts in interpersonal functioning and relationship dynamics, and racial and identity development. I am also interested in the intersection of community engagements with mental health education and advocacy to support and empower those in communities that have been marginalized.

Personal Interest

I enjoy spending time with friends and family, traveling as often as I can, developing professionally, and recharging through intentional self-care routines (like watching episodes of the Golden Girls repeatedly).