Trauma and Addiction Counseling for Adults and Adolescents
THE GUNFIRE AROUND US makes it hard to hear. But the human voice is different from other sounds. It can be heard over noises that bury everything else. Even when it's not shouting. Even when it's just a whisper. Even the lowest whisper can be heard - over armies - it's telling the truth.
-The Interpreter (2005)
ABOUT KEVIN THOMPSON, LPC, CCTP:
Kevin Thompson received his Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health from Virginia Tech's Counselor Education program before working for almost a decade as a therapist at Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare helping individuals to recover from substance abuse and trauma related disorders. He received formal training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy from instructors at The Linehan Institute/Behavioral Tech and joined with other DBT therapists to provide extended therapy and education on DBT skills while serving on Blue Ridge's Trauma Consultation Team and DBT consultation team with a focus on trauma-informed treatment.
In 2014, He established a private practice to work toward making trauma-informed care more accessible to the community. His current focus is on building a practice which emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both clients and treatment providers, and helps people rebuild a sense of security and empowerment in their lives.
Kevin Thompson is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in the treatment of:
- Substance Abuse and Addiction
- Trauma Education and Recovery
- Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Abuse
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
During the course of his career, Mr. Thompson led numerous therapy groups including Men's TREM (Trauma Recovery and Empowerment), ATRIUM (Addictions and Trauma Recovery Integration Model), and Trauma-Informed substance abuse IOP groups. He has served with other providers to educate staff on trauma-informed treatment interventions aimed at understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma.
In addition, Mr. Thompson has dedicated his practice to providing services for those seeking to address:
- Men's Issues
- GLBTQ Issues
- Mindfulness Practice
Years in Practice: 10+
Education: Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Degree: Masters in Counselor Education
Licensed: Licensed Professional Counselor
License Number: 0701001405
CERTIFIED CLINICAL TRAUMA PROFESSIONAL (CCTP)
- Trauma Processing
- Trauma Informed Care
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- LPC Supervision for licensing
- EMDR (in training)
Having been in recovery since 1996, I have personal awareness of what contributes to people making choices that limit their potential and make their world a smaller, seemingly less threatening place. I appreciate how challenging it can be to face the experiences that have shaped a person and to begin to move beyond the limiting beliefs many have adopted to protect themselves from the pain, fear, and abandonment they have known. The transformation I experienced, and experienced countless others having over the years, has offered me a unique perspective on both sides of the therapeutic process. It has provided me insight and compassion for those struggling with the challenges of life and continues to inspire me to be of service to all people as we seek a more authentic and reassuring awareness of who we are.
Kevin Thompson ReachesRoanoke VA