Keith Myers, LPC

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Bio

Keith Myers is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has been working in clinical mental health for over 13 years. His clinical specialties include trauma, combat-PTSD, Veterans issues, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy.

He has published peer-reviewed articles and given presentations on trauma, combat PTSD, and ethical issues.  He owns a private practice just north of Atlanta and regularly works with military members and their families, providing therapy advocacy services.  He is also an Adjunct Faculty Member with both Argosy University & Mercer University and is a doctoral candidate in Counselor Education & Supervision with Mercer University.

The Quote

People make sense.
Keith Myers

What Led to the Specialization of Trauma?

Keith grew up in a military family and he talks about how that, combined with some personal experiences, led him into the field of trauma work.

A Crucial Early Mistake

Keith shares the story about one of the first veterans he worked with, a Marine, and the first–very interesting–thing he did after entering Keith’s office.

Keith’s Why

For me, I get to sit with people within the midst of their darkness, in their pain, and I get to bear witness. There’s something in that bearing witness that I get to see observable changes in their lives.

Keith’s advice

  • Be intentional and purposeful about your professional identity as a trauma therapist. For example, develop a niche, pursue a specialization through groups and affiliations and conferences.
  • Read, read and read some more. Book, articles, attend conferences etc.
  • Develop a self-care strategy right now! Learn how to set limits, use some of the containments skills that you teach your clients. Take time off, utilize trauma informed supervision, etc.

Keith’s go-to books

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Interview Links

Kim Bridi
Jesse Hanson, PhD

The Trauma Therapist Project Resources

  1. My First Online Course: Inner-Work For The New Trauma Worker.
  2. 7-Day, $1 Trial of Trauma Therapist | 2.0, the place for new trauma workers.
  3. Coaching: One On One With Guy. For new trauma workers starting out on their trauma-informed journey looking for guidance, direction, and confidence.
  4. Free Ebook From Audible.com