Greetings! My name is Kelsey and I believe that all people (and especially you) deserve to feel deeply connected to themselves, to those around them, and to the world we all share. Finding a therapist who you can feel comfortable with on this journey is incredibly important, so I’d like to share with you a bit about myself. I was born and raised in Ohio, but I’ve spent all of my adult life exploring beyond my hometown borders. My experiences have imbued in me a profound reverence for the unique perspectives of all groups and individuals. My passion for understanding and connecting the human experience across categories is what brought me into the field of therapy.
My therapeutic style is intimate, nurturing, and imaginative, with a dash of humor and a sprinkling of science-enthusiasm. My work is grounded in mindfulness, relational neuroscience, and a systems-based perspective. These frameworks help facilitate the reduction of blame and shame, guilt, and should-haves. Thus, allowing us to focus on understanding the experiences that have made you into who you are, the survival mechanisms that live behind your movements, and how you can offer yourself compassion through it all.
I believe that you are the expert of your experiences and needs. I have a belief that the therapeutic journey works best when we are collaborative and thus allows you to feel free and safe to be wholly, authentically you. Therapy is healing for the self and soul, for our relationships, and for our global community. I look forward to your company on this shared path to discovery, connection, growth, and healing.
- Masters of Science, Mental Health Counseling (May 2020)
- Bachelors of Art, East Asian Studies (May 2014)
- Trauma Competency Training (December 2018)
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) (January 2019)
- Narrative Exposure Therapy, Introduction (March 2019)
- Suicide to Hope (s2H) (April 2019)
- Psychological First Aid (PFA) (April 2019)
- Social Justice in Counseling (October 2019, February 2020)
- QPR Training (November 2019)
- DIR 101 (Developmental, Individual-differences, & Relationship-based Model) (January-February 2020)
- Demystifying Ethics and Law for Telebehavioral Health (December 2020)
- Deconstructing Anxiety (May 2021)