Grace Combs

Counselor In Training

Hello! My name is Grace! I am currently pursuing my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lewis University, with a focus on children and adolescents, but would love to work with individuals of all ages! I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with minors in Sociology and Criminology at the University of Kentucky. I feel so grateful and privileged to begin this next chapter as an intern here at Beyond Healing! I am committed to working with clients and am truly passionate about making a positive impact in their lives.

I am also a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer in which I am dedicated to advocating for the best interests of children in the foster care system, ensuring each child receives the care they need in a safe and secure environment, bringing compassion to every aspect of my work.

With a holistic view, and incorporation of a wide range of therapeutic approaches, my commitment lies in guiding and empowering individuals to cultivate emotional well-being and build healthier relationships with others and themselves as they journey towards personal growth and self-discovery. I love to incorporate humor in my practice as I believe humor is healing, encouraging others to truly be themselves!

While embracing a diverse approach to counseling, I enjoy working through a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) lens, always considering the needs of each unique individual first. This approach combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with mindfulness strategies, emphasizing validation and acceptance, as well as placing focus on emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness to help individuals create a more balanced and fulfilling life. I strive to create a safe environment where individuals can develop resilience, self-awareness, and effective coping strategies to navigate the complexities of their lives.

In my free time I love cuddles with my two adorable cats, taking walks and getting fresh air, playing board games with friends and family, and relaxing with some self-care! I look forward to working with clients at Beyond Healing and can’t wait to watch you succeed in your journey towards growth and healing!