Kelly Priest has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults using a holistic, trauma-informed approach. She integrates talk-based therapies with mindfulness and creative expression to treat trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, behavioral issues, life transitions, and relationships. She has worked with LGBTQI+ and neurodivergent clients and welcomes all.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Harm, 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), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
MD LCSW-C 21908
I look forward to talking with Kelly and value her opinion.
Written on Nov 10, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 5 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Kelly is honestly so great, she laughs with me and understands my feelings. She’s really helped me grow mentally!
Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Kelly is an excellent listener and she tries to get to the root of the problem
Written on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
Kelly is a phenomenal therapist who listens and gives sound and helpful advice. She is helping me on my healing journey recovering from family trauma.
Written on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties
Kelly is by far the best therapist I’ve seen. Her expertise in drawing out my inner self is downright surgical! Highly recommend.
Written on Jun 12, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
Amazing therapist. Extremely open minded and thoughtful. Offers amazing "homework"(self help forms) and reflection ideas.
Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd