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Alayna Hawkins

Alayna Hawkins


4 years of experience

You made it here so you are one step closer to getting the help you deserve. Congratulations! I am a LCSW based out of Southern, Kentucky but originally from Middle Tennessee. I made my way to the beloved Commonwealth of Kentucky to complete my undergraduate degree, Applied Human Sciences with a focus on family and child studies, at Western Kentucky University (WKU). Go Tops! I liked WKU enough that I stuck around for another two years where I completed my Masters in Social Work. Unfortunately I was not granted a wand with my degree to make everyone's life magically better but I was granted the opportunity to help every client I serve. As your therapist I promise to respect, support, and collaborate with you to establish the best way to navigate through the trials and tribulations of life.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session, I will praise you for coming to therapy. It is a huge step to make the first appointment. You are absolutely not broken and it is okay to not be okay. I begin all first time sessions by introducing myself and depending on how comfortable you feel, we will continue to your introduction and what brought you to therapy. By the end of the first session we will have an on going plan for your treatment.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

As a provider, I provide a relaxing environment for my clients to feel comfortable discussing some of the most uncomfortable conversations.

About Alayna Hawkins

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I have utilized CBT since the beginning of my practice. I have found CBT to be one of the most effective techniques to assisting clients with various mental health challenges ranging from anxiety to PTSD. CBT is most beneficial when combined with other treatment methods.

Trauma-Focused CBT

I became certified in TF-CBT a year into practice due to the abundance of trauma based clients I served. TF-CBT is a treatment method that is targeted for emotional and behavioral difficulties associated with traumatic experience(s).