Deloris Akins is a counseling student at the University of The Cumberland’s, pursuing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is currently practicing under the supervision of Kimberly S. Boyd, M.S., LPC-S. Deloris is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Texas Counseling Association.
Deloris provides counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families struggling with trauma, self-esteem, anxiety, grief, blended families, and depression. She is passionate about self-love and goes by the mantra “I am good enough”. Along with her education, she has completed Compassion Fatigue Education and Compassion Fatigue Therapist certifications with Green Cross. Her counseling approach is based on the needs of her clients.
Deloris counseling approach is based on a combination of Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, and Play Therapy depending on the needs of the client. Person-Centered Therapy’s goal is to help the clients achieve independence and integration so they can better cope with problems as they identify them. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy involves a learning process where clients acquire and practice new skills; learn new ways of thinking and more effective ways of coping with problems. Play Therapy provides selected play materials and facilitates the development of a safe relationship for clients to fully express and explore self through play.