Kirby Whitehead

My goal is to facilitate your growth by providing a safe space for you to wrestle with life’s challenges and difficulties.

I am passionate about walking with you as you grapple with your identity, shame, weaknesses, strengths, beauty, and relationships. I want to help you name and grow in consciousness of your dignity, fears, desires, and ways you relate- both wonderful and unhelpful. I believe we are healthiest when we hold the wonder and frailty of ourselves in tension as we learn to risk well, grieve well, protest well, and delight well.

I strive to meet you where you are with kindness and to hear and see you.I have come to my understanding of mental health as I wrestled with my faith in God, chronic illness, anxiety, and depression. I have walked through dark seasons of disorientation, shame, doubt, and illness, as well as lighter seasons of grace and blessings.

I worked in various settings as a line cook in a country club, wedding photographer, motorcycle salvage yard technician, and painter/pressure washer before discovering my passion for mental health as a floor staff in a department of juvenile justice treatment program.

This journey has taught me there is always hope, even in the darkest valley, and that God’s love will not let go of me.I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief, chronic illness, relationship difficulties, addiction, self-esteem, shame, and wrestling with faith/beliefs.

When not counseling or doing counseling-related things, I enjoy filling the house with music, rocking my baby boy, going on food adventures and hikes with my wife, hunting for a delicious beer with friends, deep conversations, reading about all the things, and skateboarding.

Registered Mental Health Intern | Counselor in Orlando