Kylie Gerks, MS, MFT | The ATL Therapist
I would love to be a part of you or your loved one’s therapy journey. I enjoy working with children aged 8+, teens, adults, couples, & families of all backgrounds. My clients are often dealing with self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, premarital/marital counseling, grief, parenting issues, substance abuse, family conflict, & relationship difficulties. Please know that you do not have to face these things on your own. I offer individual, couples, and family sessions as a Marriage and Family Therapist in addition to offering pre-marital assessment and support to engaged or soon-to-be-engaged couples as a Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator.
I utilize a collaborative and personalized approach to therapy. This means that in addition to traditional talk therapy, I also implement various experiential and hands-on techniques that pull from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Family Systems Theory, Attachment Theory, and other client-centered therapy modalities — all handpicked to meet your individual needs. It is my desire that you leave each session feeling validated, heard, and armed with a hope and plan to empower you through the time between our sessions.
MY COMMITMENT TO YOU
When you become a client of mine, my commitment to you is that I will work with you to regularly identify your goals and discover how we can get there together, by providing a safe, judgment-free environment to explore your reality — the good, bad, & everything in between. It's a privilege to be a part of your journey, and I aim to help you along the way through proactivity, collaboration, & compassion. I welcome and encourage feedback from you to continuously make the most of our time together.
Over the past five years, I have had the incredible opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients and needs across various atmospheres. My clinical background includes providing individual, couples, family and group therapy at The Brief Therapy Institute in Davie, Florida. I have also previously served as a Behavioral Health Counselor at Broward Outreach Center, a comprehensive residential program aimed at overcoming homelessness and substance abuse, as well as a Bereavement Clinician at Camp Erin, a youth camp for bereaved children aged 5 to 18. I also have several years of experience serving as an elementary school-based clinician to grades K-6th. I received my Master's Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University after completing my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Florida Atlantic University. I currently work with individuals, couples, families, & groups at Midtown Psychotherapy Associates under the direction of Amy Smith-Barnes, PsyD and supervision of Meg McLeroy, LMFT.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time traveling with friends, curating endless music playlists, catching up on the latest Netflix shows, visiting my (giant!) family in Florida, and working part-time as a freelance makeup artist.