Skylar Turner, Resident in Counseling
Graves Mill Location
Hi, I am Skylar! I am currently finishing the last of my internship hours to complete my M.Ed in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling. Since August 2022, I have had the pleasure of counseling at the University of Lynchburg's counseling center. Outside of counseling, I have years of experience supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I am also passionate about working with active military members, veterans, and their families.
As a counselor, I think it is essential to meet clients where they are. No individual is the same, so I strive to foster a trauma-informed and person-centered counseling relationship. My primary goal as a counselor is to provide my clients with a safe space where they can learn, grow, and explore themselves. My counseling ideology is rooted in Adlerian theory. I believe that early childhood experiences and relationships significantly impact all dimensions of development. I incorporate existential themes such as freedom and responsibility, isolation and belonging, finding meaning in life, and living and dying. In addition, I employ techniques rooted in cognitive-behavioral therapy to help clients navigate and overcome negative thoughts, emotions, and experiences.