Jor-rel Kinard LPC


Jor-rel Kinard, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia.  Jor-rel earned his Bachelor’s degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina (USC) where he graduated with honors, and earned a Master’s degree in Applied Clinical Psychology from USC Aiken.  He gained extensive experience with college students while interning at the USC Aiken Counseling Center, where he developed tools to work effectively with adjustment problems and stress management.  He gained valuable experience leading parenting groups and anger management groups as part of his practicum training, and he can effectively address areas of need such as childhood attachment, positive parenting skills, communication skills, and appropriately managing negative emotions.

Jor-rel has developed specialized experience working with clients suffering from anxiety symptoms such as stress and worry, social anxiety, specific fears, panic attacks, agoraphobia, and obsessions and compulsions through highly researched and proven treatments. In his professional practice, he has worked with clients of various age ranges and cultural backgrounds and also has experience working with people suffering from depression, substance abuse, and difficulties with social skills and anger.  He is ready to help you identify the source of your current distress and work collaboratively on an effective treatment plan.

Jor-rel works with clients from all walks of life and believes that while we all have common problems, we have unique experiences and backgrounds that should be considered as well.  You can work together on your specific goals and reduce your symptoms to enhance your life functioning at home, school, work, or any setting. With the proper tools and outlook, anyone can overcome their current obstacles, whether short-term stressors or long-term problem areas.  Jor-rel works from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) foundations, though he also draws from other styles to cater to your personal needs.

Jor-rel works well with people of any age from early childhood to advanced years regardless of culture, orientation, or religion.  He is more than willing to help out in any way that he can, even if that includes referring clients for more specialized/advanced care if the situation dictates as well.  Jor-rel is currently accepting new clients at a self-pay rate of $60 per hour session and also works with the following insurance companies:​  BCBS, Aetna, Megellan, Tricare, Triwest, Caresource, Humana.

Counseling and therapy does not have to be a long, drawn out, and restrictive process.  Jor-rel works with clients on a long-term basis, or for several sessions, or for a single-session consultation as needed.  Please feel free to contact him with any questions.​

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