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Prof. Kelly Dutka, LMFT, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Intimacy Coping with life changes
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About me

I am licensed in California with 28 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & intimacy related issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Professional experience

29yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Intimacy Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, 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, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

CA LMFT 33493



These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Prof. Kelly Dutka. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Professor Kelly Dutka is a remarkable therapist whose empathetic and knowledgeable approach significantly enhances personal growth and healing. Her attentive listening and insightful feedback provide practical and personalized strategies for daily life. Kelly's dedication to professional development ensures the highest quality of care. Her ability to build trust and tailor sessions to individual needs makes her an exceptional therapist. I highly recommend her for anyone seeking professional mental health guidance.

Written on Jan 03, 2024 after therapy with Kelly for 5 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

Prof. Dutka is INCREDIBLE. She is the best therapist i’ve had (and this is coming from someone who has done a LOT of therapy).

She’s incredibly patient and responsive—so grateful for her support.

Written on Dec 12, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Prof Dutka checks up on me and I really appreciate that; I don’t have to wait for my weekly therapy session to communicate with her if I need to. She is wonderful and really cares about what is going on in my life. I highly recommend her!

Written on Oct 20, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 2 months

I had an amazing time, I really needed someone to speak to and she really listens to me and I felt so deeply cared for. I felt so much compassion from her end and she gave me so many practical tools to navigate grief and change. It was so helpful! It really got me through one of the hardest months of my life!

Written on Aug 21, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 3 weeks

I am so grateful for my therapist Kelly Dutka. From the first session, we hit the ground running and she had lots of tools for me to use to help me get through a very difficult situation. She is calming and a great listener, and I feel safe with her. Thank you Betterhelp for connecting us, Kelly has really helped me.

Written on Aug 19, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Prof Dutka is incredibly supportive !!!
Always has the best tools and suggestions to give and really make a huge difference ! I’m incredibly thankful for her

Written on Aug 10, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management