Harnessing the Creativity that resides within to heal, grow, and move forward.

Are you ready for Compassionate, Patient, and Resilient (CPR) counseling? As a practitioner and therapist, I am very aware that it takes a lot for a survivor to pick up the phone to call me. That is the hardest step!

Kerry Baharanyi, MSW, LCSW, PIP

Kerry Baharanyi,


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who specializes in chronic illness, domestic violence/intimate partner violence, women and sexual minorities

You may have just found out that you have been diagnosed with an incurable condition, a chronic disease; you may have enough of being emotionally and physically assaulted by the person you love the most. Perhaps you are going through a life transition that overwhelms you and changes your life trajectory, or you may want to assert the person you identify as, but you do not know how, you feel lost.

My goal is to provide you with the tools to make the best decisions for your life. I would like to shed a light on how our thoughts patterns, our experiences, the labels that we give ourselves can hinder our ability to grow and to be healthier. After all, you are the expert of your life and I will work alongside with you to remind you again that you do matter, you do have the ability to change your life, and you can live your soul’s purpose.

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Kerry Baharanyi is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with a Private Independence Practice (PIP) with a concentration in clinical social work, social casework, and social work administration.

Kerry has lived in the USA since 1998. She speaks English, French, and Swahili fluently.

Kerry earned her BA in social work from Auburn University and her MSW from the University of Alabama. As a global citizen, Kerry understands how our environments, experiences, and trauma could affect the way we show up in life and at times, may hinder our ability to grow.

Kerry has a total of 9 years working with clients affected by intimate partner violence and living with chronic conditions such as HIV, HCV, Diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and many more.

Kerry has also taught as an adjunct professor in the Social Work program at Auburn University from 2017 to 2019 and as needed. Kerry’s areas of interest are in policies affecting women, people living with HIV/AIDS, immigrant communities and sexual/race minorities through civic engagement. Kerry has been a member of the Alabama Society of Healthcare Social Workers (ASHCSW), the Sexual Assault Response Team at Auburn University (SART), the Domestic Violence Board, the Tuskegee Auburn Women’s Leadership Alliance (TAWLA), the International Women of Peace and Understanding (IWPU), and volunteers as needed for the League of Women Voters in Lee County (LWV).

Kerry lives in Auburn and enjoys traveling, working out in nature, dancing, listening to music, and appreciates all forms of artistic expression. Kerry is engaged in her community through volunteering, activist work, and she is also a poet who believes in the power of the written word as a tool to free oneself. Kerry has studied astrology for 10 years and practices “astrology psychology.” She completes natal chart reports/assessments for individuals who are interested and open to the boundless ways one can find self-actualization.