Amy Kelley, LCSW
My name is Amy Kelley. I am a licensed clinical social worker with a master's in social work from Boise State University. I have experience working with clients with traumatic pasts, low self-esteem, personality disorders, and issues of sexuality, orientation, identity, and non-traditional relationships. I have training in trauma, mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, relationship problems and many other areas of concern. I use interventions tailored to the client which could include elements of solution-focused therapy, Socratic dialogue, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, equine therapy and more. I enjoy riding horses, reading, and painting. I look forward to working with you on your journey to become emotionally healthy and happy.
I specialize in the following areas, however, this list is not exhaustive, if you have a question please reach out.
• Anxiety (social, generalized)
• Depression & Other Mood Disturbances
• Attachment Issues
• Adjustment Issues
• Trauma & Stress Related Concerns
• Personality Disorders
• Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity
• Anger/ Control Concerns
• Problems related to family/interpersonal relationships
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Depression, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
ID LCSW LCSW-38191
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Amy is awesome and I look forward to speaking with her every week. She makes me feel heard and makes me feel like my feeling are valid, which is what therapy is all about- feeling safe. Thank you so much
Written on Jun 03, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Empathic and an excellent listener
Written on May 25, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Amy is a God send and her amazing heart and practical knowledge spur great conversation and actionable steps for growth.
Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning eating disorders, and self esteem
I must admit starting therapy seemed scary at first, but Amy has very relaxed approach. The sessions are insightful and comforting.
Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Amy has literally been God sent to me. I was matched with her during one of the lowest point in my life. Yet her unique experiences, knowledge and compassion is a powerful combination that was exactly what I needed. She has supported me with the big picture and the details. A pro through and through. 10 out of 10.
Written on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Amy Kelley is very professional, efficient and endearing. She provides quality insight via anecdotal or scientific examples that help someone like me understand exactly what’s going on in my brain. She doesn’t make me feel judged while providing necessary honesty and is a very effective communicator.
I can highly recommend Amy Kelley, I will be continuing with her for the foreseeable future.
Written on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 2 weeks