My name is Kai Hutson, and I am the Clinical Coordinator with Social Care Services, as well as a mental health counselor. I graduated with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in November of 2021 from Walden University. With my degree, I also gained a specialization in treating addiction. I completed my internship in mental health counseling with Children’s Home Society from March of 2021 through November 2021. During my time in my internship, I counseled clients from the age of 9-45, and gained experience in counseling with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD. I also led a counseling group that helped children ages 9-12 deal with divorce and the challenges that come along with that.
I have been counseling with Social Care Services since February of 2022. I have counseled clients from the age of 6-74, gaining experience in a variety of issues including oppositional defiance, anxiety, depression, PTSD, self-esteem, and intrusive thoughts. I became a counselor after I received counseling myself, and the impact that it made on my life inspired me to want to help people in the same way that I was helped. If I am able to help one person in the same way that I was helped, then this career is worth it to me. I use a Strengths-Based approach, combined with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My goal as a counselor is to help my clients manage the curveballs that life often throws us with the help of coping skills and a positive outlook.