In this episode, Mimi and Camille talk about the enneagram and how to use it as a tool in therapy. We talk about favorite foods, Camille’s journey to becoming a therapist, and how she is becoming. Camille believes in the value of the therapeutic relationship and the courage it takes for a client to enter into counseling. She strives to create a space that fosters the client’s ability to process, explore, question, and challenge their thought processes and behaviors. It is with this in mind that she believes change, growth, and acceptance can be achieved. Working together, Camille works with clients to identify treatment goals and a plan to meet their needs. She genuinely loves her job, and counts it a privilege to journey through life with her clients.
Camille’s counseling style is supportive, collaborative, and client focused. She feels most comfortable drawing techniques from a variety of therapy models such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy(ACT), Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Camille is also trained to use experiential treatment models, by using expressive tools or activities, when words aren’t enough. In her work professionally and what she chooses to practice personally, she is passionate about mindfulness, self care, intuitively listening to the wisdom of our bodies/self, Health at Every Size (HAES), intuitive eating, social justice, the importance of diversity and equity, and the value of connection and vulnerability. Camille believes in normalizing the importance of mental health and destigmatizing counseling by engaging with the community through speaking events and podcast appearances.
She received both her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Master’s degree with a focus in Counseling from the University of Florida. Over the years of my career, Camille has practiced in numerous settings including community mental health organizations, in-home therapy, the Wake Juvenile Detention Center, and in a group private practice setting before starting The KC Collective.