Individual Counseling

     My counseling style is influenced by intersectional feminist theory, which assumes the presence of a unique set of external, societal influences on each person’s lived experience. Examples of this are gender role expectations, cultural traditions, and differing values society places on characteristics like age, able-bodiedness, attractiveness, and education level. The impact of these forces can accumulate and result in a person's sense of powerlessness, even hopelessness. I believe that despite what external voices say the conditions are, every person is inherently good, powerful, and worthy of respect, love, and growth.

           

     The main way we will work together is by my inviting you to tell stories from your life that have made you who you are. We will find out how far back certain thought and emotion patterns go... or where, when, and from whom certain messages about yourself and the world came to you. This allows us to call some harsh self-assessments into question. What this means is that your story matters, that you can discover and live by values that you choose, that you are resilient, and that change happens on your terms.

           

      I believe the stories of survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence, if their chosen road to recovery involves telling the story. I also respect the preference of those who do not revisit past events, or want to focus on the present and future. This respect is the essence of trauma-informed care. The way you get support is your choice; I will not push your boundaries. My greatest pride is holding space for people to explore their own material, direct their own process, and discover their own new insights. I will provide thought-provoking prompts, but you are always in control of your treatment.

      I make sure to match treatment style with client need, and utilize evidence-based practices as appropriate. A few modalities and theories that influence the way I work are:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 

  • Narrative Therapy 

  • Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)

  • Modern Psychoanalysis

  • Attachment theory

  • Intersectional Feminism 

  • Emotion Focused Therapy

  • Anti-racist, Anti-oppression

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Harm Reduction

  • Strength-Based Practice

  • Person-Centered Therapy

  • Self-Compassion 

  • Trauma-Informed Care

  • Health at Every Size

  • Embodied Recovery 

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

I strive to create a welcoming and inclusive space for people of all identity intersections. Feminism is for everybody! This means I am dedicated to continuous, if flawed anti-racist practice, and your feedback is always welcome throughout our relationship, in any form. I am gaining additional training in competency in serving the trans community, so for now, I am an LGBTQIA+ informed and friendly cis-gender hetero ally. I work comfortably with autistic and gifted individuals, and my office space is wheelchair accessible. Please communicate ways in which I can accommodate your service better.  

If you are in search of a support person who will maintain dedication to your empowerment and growth. Schedule a consultation by emailing ginellekrummeylpca@gmail.com, calling 828-548-1378, or filling out the form below. 

Location:

21 Battery Park Avenue Suite 202B

Asheville, North Carolina 28801

 

Call/Text 828-548-1378

Email ginellekrummeylpca@gmail.com

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