Dr. Kerri C. Legette McCullough is a licensed professional counselor and clinical supervisor in VA, DC and MD. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a graduate of the Community Counseling Master of Arts program at Argosy University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Johnson C. Smith University in 2004 and her Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from North Carolina Central University in 2007.
She has a doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University. Her research interests include colorism and the development of self-esteem, intimate partner violence, and its intersection with substance use, and offender re-entry. Her professional memberships include The American Counseling Association and Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society.
Dr. McCullough utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strength-Based Approach with her clients. Cognitive-behavioral therapy stresses the role of thinking and its effects on how we feel and what we do. It is based on the belief that thoughts, rather than people or events, cause our negative feelings. This type of therapy assists the client in identifying, testing the reality of, and correcting dysfunctional beliefs underlying his or her thinking. CBT is a structured collaboration between therapist and client and often calls for homework assignments.
She believes that every person is resilient and has the capacity to heal and live a full life. Therapy is one way for the client to move beyond life’s difficulties and claim the life they want.
It takes a great deal of strength to seek out help. Dr. McCullough offers a safe space for self-exploration so that the client can develop constructive coping skills, healthier relationships, deeper self- awareness, personal growth, and increased self-esteem. Kerri has experience in working with individuals and groups in a variety of areas. Some of those areas include trauma, addiction, and self-injury.