Whitney Wall Strugatsky, Ph.D.

Whitney Wall Strugatsky, Ph.D

Do you feel hopeless, isolated, overwhelmed or a sense of despair about what to do next? Maybe you are feeling suicidal. You may believe there is no reason for your depression. Maybe you’ve lost a job or are experiencing shame related to life experiences. Perhaps you are experiencing the grief and loss of a relationship. Are you contemplating divorce?

Maybe you've tried therapy before, and you need a different, more individualized approach. With a M.A. in Public Health and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, I view people holistically. I'm a client-centered therapist trained in humanistic, interpersonal, and multicultural orientations. From this foundation, I integrate other approaches, such as CBT, family systems, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and yoga. I tailor my approach to fit the unique needs of my clients.

Whether you need individual or couples counseling, short-term or longer-term therapy, the most important component in therapy is the relationship between you and your therapist. As a client-centered therapist, I will meet you where you are at emotionally to help you make the changes you want in your life.

I offer services to adults and couples. I primarily offer individual therapy services for people recovering from depression, grief/loss, relationship difficulties, and divorce. I also offer Career Counseling to teens, college aged students, and adults.

I take an interpersonal process approach to couples counseling which focuses on here and now experiencing. While discussing past events is often necessary, I work to bring the focus back to the present moment as much as possible and explore what’s happening between the couple right now. I also incorporate various best practice tools including Gottman Method techniques to help clients overcome roadblocks and find their flow. I work with couples of all sexual orientations and relationship approaches (e.g., consensual non-monogamy).

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Fayetteville State University. Therefore, please contact me for my availability.

To contact me directly, please email drwhitney@kkjpsych.com.

From Whitney:
"I see life as a process of becoming—an ebb and flow that includes experiences of deep connection as well as isolation. I also believe we thrive best in community with others. I dedicate a lot of time to building and maintaining my relationships with family and friends and I work to have an active social life. I also enjoy creative writing, spending time outdoors, and playing tennis."

Our purpose is to help you find your purpose through health, growth, and leadership.