Kyle Linnemann, MA LPCC
If you are struggling with your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and want to learn how to cope and be free to live a life that is full and meaningful to you, you’ve come to the right place. You will feel accepted and understood as we work together to gain insight into your personal human experience, and I will use my expertise, 11 years of experience, and evidence based approaches to help you to take control of your life.
My name is Kyle Linnemann, MA and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Kentucky. As a sixth generation member of a family of funeral directors and owners, I often thought my career path would lead me towards working with the bereaved in the funeral business. That’s right, my grandfather, his father, his father, and his father, were all funeral home owners and directors. However, my interest and passion in psychotherapy led me elsewhere. I was driven to understand why people suffer, and how I could help as a therapist. This path led me to obtaining my Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Cincinnati in 2010, and gave me the opportunity to learn how to help people struggling to cope with anxiety, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, anger, trauma, and other emotional and behavioral struggles. I immediately identified cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as a treatment I wanted to utilize for these issues because it is evidence based; research repeatedly indicates it is very effective in treating mental, emotional, and behavioral challenges. I quickly realized how useful and powerful this treatment is when I learned to use it with my clients. After 11 years, I continue to be grateful for the effectiveness of these strategies and other treatments I’ve implemented, such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), because I see how valuable they are to my clients.
Shortly after becoming independently licensed and beginning my own practice, my aunt and uncle, the owners of the aforementioned funeral business (Linnemann Funeral Homes), reached out to me and suggested I could use my expertise to contribute to their clients and the funeral home in their aftercare program. I couldn’t pass on this opportunity to connect with my family and their long history of service, and contribute in my own way. I jumped at the chance, and immediately threw myself into learning how to help people that are “stuck” in their grief: people who don’t feel like their grief is progressing, and struggle to experience satisfying, meaningful lives due to their loss. Because of my emphasis in providing my clients with evidence based treatment, I discovered, and then learned, Complicated Grief Treatment (CGT). This therapy approach, developed by Dr. Katherine Shear, MD, the founder of the Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia University in New York City, has the highest evidence base of any grief therapy in the world. I have trained under the Center’s Senior Trainer, Dr. Bonnie Gorscak, Ph.D, and continue to refine my skills through learning from her and the Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia University.
If you are ready to work towards the life you want, reach out today and let’s get started!