She/Her/HersLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Kathy Avsar, PhD, LMHC is a Jungian Analyst and Licensed Mental Health Counselor located in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Avsar specializes in helping clients better understand their thoughts, impulses, dreams, fears, and desires. Some of Dr. Avsar’s clients arrive at therapy disconnected from their thoughts and emotions, which can look like dissociation or psychosis. She works with clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, complex PTSD, trauma, and grief. She also supports clients who would like to process through women’s issues, entrepreneurial struggles, and more.
Dr. Avsar’s approach to therapy draws from both her Jungian training and her PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience. She helps clients understand more about how their brain works, including how it adapts to change and how to build healthy habits. She also helps clients interpret their life through metaphor, myth, or stories to find more meaning. By taking a mind-body perspective, clients learn how to both calm their minds and their bodies to achieve a feeling of balance and calm. Dr. Avsar believes that one of the most important parts of therapy is the relationship built between the therapist and the client, so she strives to create a trusting, vulnerable atmosphere where both parties feel comfortable.
Dr. Avsar is a member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She strives to practice culturally competent care with all of her clients, especially those from diverse backgrounds and identities. She dedicates herself to providing feminist, inclusive therapy services so clients can feel connected once more to their own lives.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Sexual health & dysfunction - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life
Kathy Avsar is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 12 years
Interregional Society of Jungian Analysts, Diplomate Jungian Analyst, 2022
Walden University, MS, 2014
University of Alabama at Birmingham, PhD, 2012