Kelsey has a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling and has training in various modalities, including emotion focused therapy (EFT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma focused CBT, person centered therapy (PCT), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. She has experience working individually with adolescents, teens, and adults, as well as providing group and family therapy. Kelsey also has experience working with a variety of mental and emotional health issues, including treating anxiety, depression, trauma and attachment based issues.
How does your personality influence your approach to therapy?
I like a relaxed and comfortable environment where the client can show up authentically and feel supported. I want my clients to know that they can come in and whether they are joking or crying, they will be seen and heard. I believe that the power of change and healing resides within each client and my role as a therapist is to provide both the space and safety to facilitate that change. I believe in working collaboratively with clients to reach their treatment goals and recognize patterns keeping them stuck.
What do you like to do for fun?
I love writing, reading, listening to music, collecting records, and traveling.
What would I say to someone considering therapy or counseling for the first time?
Therapy can be scary at first but the first step to overcoming your challenges is opening up and allowing yourself to let things out. You owe it to yourself to commit to things that will help you feel and do better. In my opinion, making therapy work for you depends on finding the right personality fit with your therapist and being ready for change. You deserve the peace that is on the other side of fear. You can do it!