koyt kifer, m.ed.
licensed professional counselor - intern, lcdc
supervised by rachel melzter, lpc-s
Koyt grew up outside of Dallas and graduated from Ole Miss University with a bachelor’s degree in Art with an emphasis in Oil Painting. Koyt spent the next decade living and working in various mountainous towns around the United States as a PSIA certified children’s ski instructor during the winters, and working with horses during the summers as a trail guide, director of several youth camp equine programs, and a farrier. Koyt is licensed as an equine therapy horse specialist and mental health professional through EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association), and worked on an equine therapy team while earning a master’s degree from Hardin Simmons University in Counseling and Human Development. Koyt rescued a dog that he utilizes in the therapy process during appropriate sessions. His name is “HEY.”
Koyt has over 5 years of experience working with adolescents and adults in residential substance abuse rehab facilities as a primary counselor. He is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and has used the technique to help those who suffer from trauma. Koyt has experience working with couples, families, veterans, youth, adolescents, adults, and the LGBT community. Throughout Koyt’s counseling career, he has worked with the previously mentioned demographics struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal ideation, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), relationship issues, personality disorders, trauma, and substance abuse.
He utilizes a wide range of therapy modalities and believes that the therapeutic process is organic and needs to be flexible. He believes in a humanistic approach that emphasizes human uniqueness, positive qualities, and individual potential. Koyt incorporates Logotherapy principles that are based on the premise that the human person is motivated by a “will to meaning,” an inner pull to find their purpose in life. Life has meaning and purpose under all circumstances.
Evening and weekend appointments are available.