Kerry Prater (Other,PhD)
Rev. Dr. Kerry Randolph-Prater lives near the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains with her husband of 20 years. She received her doctoral degree in Philosophy with an emphasis on Psychology from Farington University in 2003, and her doctoral degree in Pastoral Psychology from Trinity Evangelical Christian University in 2005. These two areas of study have blended science and theology giving her a unique balance of scientific spirituality. 4 years on the Natrona County Red Cross Disaster Team, 3 years working with at-risk youth in RTFs (co-author of the Positive Peer Environment), 10 years counseling the homeless, and 20+ years observing the impact of military life on families has given her the skills necessary to effectively counsel the residents of Pueblo county. Using integrated theological and psychological models of therapy together with faith-based strength she is able to assist clients in coping effectively in our troubled, war-torn world, especially our military families (Primary investigator for the BLDRR technique to treat PTSD). In January of 2009 she started her private practice, JKLR Counseling, offering Christian psychotherapy. Certifications include: Marriage Counseling, Stress and trauma, Crisis Intervention. Currently she is conducting research involving memory retention and restoration. Member AACC Member UNTCI Ministry Association
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
I have been interested in how things work for as long as I can remember. My curiosity often led to ridicule and ostracism from those who didn't understand my drive to uncover the “whys” of life. This unwarranted isolation made me hyper aware of the emotional toll this kind of treatment had on others. Due to frequent moves in my youth, I never really got the opportunity to become part of a clique. I would be very quiet when entering a new school until I had Identified the kid that was being picked on by the “in” crowd. I would walk up to them and ask “Want to be my friend?”, and then proceed to defend them against everybody else. That need to protect and ease suffering never left me, so it was just a matter of time before my curiosity led me to try and find out what makes people do the things they do. Philosophy, psychology, and theology answered many of those questions. I have also been a Christian for as long as I can remember and interestingly enough, I have never had a problem integrating science and christianity. I have come to see that science is just another way to understand what God has made, and God graced me with enough empathy to see all sides of an issue. This combination is a powerful force that is used to the benefit of those I treat.
Between $81-120 per session