Kelly Downing, LCSW
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the State of MT. I have been working professionally in this field for over 20 years. I am a mental health therapist trained in evidence-based practices to treat mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks and PTSD, to name a few. I enjoy working with couples and individuals. I believe a therapeutic relationship is most important . My goal is to provide you a safe place while together we explore your thoughts and feelings related to the issues you bring to the session that you would like to change. I am trained in various evidence-based practices such as eye-movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive-processing therapy (CPT) and Written exposure therapy (WET). I also have experience in Dialectal Behavioral therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I take a 'strength-based' approach meaning I focus on your strengths in order to utilize them in your treatment. I provide some psychoeducation and teach various tools for you to learn and grow into the individual(s) you wish to become. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MT LCSW BBH-LCSW-LIC-882
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Kelly is really great at what she does. You will feel welcomed and seen and heard. If you need help and you are afraid to take the leap because of anxiety around interacting with the therapist as a whole, don't be. 10/10
Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd