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Kia Batiste

Kia Batiste


5 years of experience

Welcome, I'm Kia! Life can present you with a million and one ups, downs, flips, and turns. All of this, understandably so, can take a toll on your mental health and relationships. Although we have these challenges, seeking support can be difficult. So, congrats on taking this step! You deserve a safe space to express yourself, heal, and grow to your full potential. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia and the founder of Free Your Mind Therapy LLC. I obtained my Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Interpersonal Practice, through The University of Tennessee. I started my career working with At-Risk Youth and fell in love with the field. Since then, I have worked with clients of different demographics, backgrounds, and ages. I'm eager to join you on this journey. Let's work together to restore YOU.

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

My goal is to help you feel empowered to tackle hurdles in your life and develop skills to sustain confidence. Our time together will be a judgement free zone to express your thoughts, feelings, and emotions in efforts to promote improved happiness and a healthier relationship with yourself and others. It’s my objective to build a unique relationship with you. In our sessions we will identify indications of mental health challenges, problematic behaviors, and connections between your childhood experiences and current circumstances to provide a blueprint to address the challenges you are currently facing.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I’m versed in the following forms of therapy, but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, Psycho-Education, Mindfulness, and Psychodynamic Therapy. As a therapist, I know that one size does not fit all, therefore different modalities and techniques are adjusted based on each client’s needs.

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

I have a background in behavioral and mental health and have helped clients heal through grief, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, child and adolescent issues, life transitions, and building self-esteem. While I have assisted clients in different backgrounds, demographics, and ages, I particularly specialize in clients that are adolescents, transitional aged adults, and young adults.

Insurances accepted

All Savers
Blue Cross Blue Shield
EAP:United Health/Optum
Golden Rule
OptumHealth Complex Medical Conditions
United Health/Optum
United Medical Resources
UnitedHealthcare Life Insurance
UnitedHealthcare Shared Services
UnitedHealthcare StudentResources


Child or Adolescent
Self Esteem
Career Counseling
Coping Skills
Peer Relationships
School Issues
Trauma and PTSD
Women's Issues

Age groups

Adults (18 to 64)
Teenagers (13 to 17)

Licensed in

District of Columbia