I believe that all people are intelligent and capable of helping themselves. With the assistance of a counselor who can ask you the right questions, provide a safe and supportive environment, and encourage you to express and process your feelings, you can harness your power and take control of your life.
My name is Kelli Prisbe, and I have been a social worker and counselor for over 20 years. I obtained my master's degree in social work in 1994 and my clinical social work license in 1999. My areas of experience include children and adults with special needs and their families, general parenting, women's concerns, including life transitions, sexual assault, and domestic violence, depression/anxiety, and senior and end-of-life issues. I believe strongly in each person's self-determination and ability to maximize his/her strengths in order to make improvements and achieve a satisfying life. I take a cognitive-behavioral approach, helping my clients to recognize and challenge the thoughts and beliefs that are making them unhappy and learn to think in healthier ways. This active type of therapy, which sometimes includes short homework assignments, typically helps clients to improve their negative moods or behaviors more quickly.
Outside of my counseling private practice, I am a mom to three beautiful children. I have personally dealt with infertility, premature birth of my twins and subsequent NICU stay, and raising a child on the autism spectrum. I also work part-time as a home health social worker. I enjoy exercise, hiking, reading, eating wonderful food, and mostly being with my family.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
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