Kierra Bulter, LGPC

My clients are able to meet their therapeutic goals because together, we develop a trusted therapeutic relationship, set concrete therapeutic goals, and develop a treatment plan to promote measurable progress and change. I specialize in the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, OCD and PTSD within the context of relational trauma; family-of-origin issues; self-esteem; parent-child relationship difficulties; adjustments to family and life; anger/irritability; pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum experiences; relationship difficulties; codependency; workplace or school/academic stress and emotion regulation concerns. 

I work with both children and adults. Therapy with me consists of an initial intake evaluation, a treatment planning session to define clear measurable goals followed by a combination of individual or family therapy sessions.

My approach to healing emphasizes the whole person, rather than a specific behavior, thought or emotion, always honoring the importance of the relationship between you and me. I draw upon Interpersonal Therapy, Integrative Therapy, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness based treatments, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Emotion Focused Therapy among others.  Further, I help clients identify the changes they want to make and activate new behaviors with caring, understanding and honest reflection. I focus on identifying and leveraging clients' strengths and utilizing positive reinforcement for engagement in treatment and accomplishment of goals. Therapy with me is a supportive space to identify measurable and practical approaches to addressing emotions, behavioral patterns and cognitive errors. With warmth, humor and a direct style, I help individuals find their own strengths, understand their challenges with compassion, and use this knowledge to improve behaviors, mood, cognition, school, career, relationships and daily activities. 

I am licensed by the Maryland Board of Counselors and Therapist as a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor and received my Master of Arts in CLinical Mental Health Counseling from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. As a clinical supervisee, I've worked in a number of clinical settings and I understand that therapy is effective yet arduous, and I work with clients to develop and maintain motivation through the process.

Adika Counseling provides in-person and teletherapy to decrease the frequency, duration and intensity of symptoms related to anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, relationship difficulties and more. We provide mental health therapy via teletherapy and in person in Rockville, MD.

Call (240) 428-0465 or email staff@adikacounseling.com to with any all questions you have; specify your desire to explore working with me. We'll respond within 48-hours.