Kevin Hackworth MA TLLP LLPC, Counseling in Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49009

Kevin Hackworth


Kevin Hackworth


Professions: Counselor, Psychotherapist, Drug and Alcohol Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Limited License Professional Counselor - 6401015689
Secondary Credential: Limited License Psychologist - 6301016876
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Humana
  • Humana Military
  • Medicaid (some plans)
  • Meridian Health Plan
  • Tricare
Fees: $65 - $140 per session, free initial visit.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


5955 W Main Street
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009

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My Approach to Helping

First, let me say that by acting on the decision to make meaningful change in your life you have taken your first, and biggest step in taking control of your life. Unfortunately, we humans are not born with the ability to determine how to cope with our emotions. During the course of our lives, each of us has worked out our own way of dealing with our feelings of loneliness, sadness, anxiety, fear, etc. Each person also learns ways of interpreting the intentions of people we interact with. These interpretations impact stress levels, life satisfaction, relationships and interpersonalinner conflict.

I believe that meaningful change can only come about by gaining a clear understanding of who we are inside, what our beliefs are, and how we interpret the world and others. Our past has influenced our lives and circumstances but it does not have to define who we are today or what we can accomplish.

I seek to assist clients in the understanding of who they are, why they interpret things the way they do, and potential reasons why they respond to circumstances and others the way they do. Only after gaining this understanding can long-term, meaningful change take place. I also believe that each person needs to find their own "reason to get up in the morning". This can be viewed as a life purpose, life philosophy or guidepost. A therapist is a valuable resource for this exploration.

More Info About My Practice

I am trained in several programs designed for post traumatic experiences (PTSD), substance abuse, anger management, grief counseling, and effective coping skill development. I prefer to keep my client numbers limited. This allows me the time to spend on determining alternative strategies that may help clients discover personal insight and solutions that can make a positive difference in their lives.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

One area I specialize in is assisting persons who have experienced life-altering, emotionally-charged circumstances, andor disturbing memories. I have successfully helped many military veterans with post-combat-related difficulties. My approach in this area is based on real-world experience and personal understanding of the realities of life in dangerousemotionally charged environments.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

I struggled with this decision for quite some time myself. Throughout my life, I have found it hard to accept help from others. I believed doing so might make me look weak or out of control. I knew I wanted to help others but couldn't accept that sometimes I needed helpinsight from others as well. I have learned to view counseling as a way to get new ideas for solutions to life problems and to see my life from the "outside in". In other words, outside of my own skewed view of my life. A counselor can see things from a perspective that is unique and uncolored by personal history and subconscious motivations. I see this perspective as essential when making good decisions that can potentially change one's life.

Services I Provide

  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Consultation
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Post Traumatic Stress, Drug and Alcohol addiction, Internet addictions, prescription medication management, TBI assessment and treatment.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Psychosis
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
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