Kerry Headley

Kerry Headley (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor


Let's reimagine your story so that growth feels less like struggle and more like a goal you can accomplish.

Client Status

accepting clients



At a Glance


Rate: $$140

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2021

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Group

Insurances Accepted

My Ideal Client

If you are recovering from spiritual abuse and/or a high control group (cult), you may be wondering how to just be a "normal" person. Maybe you can feel that underneath what happened to you, is a more genuine you. You have big picture dreams (meaning, purpose, identity) but feel blocked by day-to-day issues like self-esteem, perfectionism, and worthiness. Together, we can figure out what values make you sing and which ones hold you back. I am also LGBTQ-affirming as a straight, cisgender woman.

My Approach to Helping

Consider what you believe about yourself—negative, limiting things you still tell yourself even though part of you knows it's not true. Ideas you’ve learned within the group, church, etc. How accurate are these narratives? Do you feel like you can’t do something or be something because within you is the voice of a leader, pastor, group member, or even the former you who was in the group? What would it be like to choose a different story—one based on your beliefs and what you care about? You may have forgotten about your strengths and abilities. Therapy offers space for you to tell your stories as well as rewrite them. Part of healing from religious trauma and/or coercive control is taking the role of the main character in your life story--a story that makes you feel whole. I can help you set realistic, inspiring goals and provide support as you work toward meeting them.

My Values as a Therapist

Collaboration: I am a person-centered therapist, which means you are the boss of you. I won't give you homework if you hate that (but I'm happy to provide therapeutic tasks that can help you continue the work between sessions if you like). I don’t make people meditate (but we can discuss mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques if you are curious). Creativity: You are a unique person. We get to know each other. We figure out together what’s most likely to help you meet your goals. Humor: Laughter makes the difficulties more bearable. Compassion: Change is often hard, and growth can feel like struggle. Being seen and understood helps while we are learning to remember who we are.

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