Hello and welcome! My name is Kelsey and I am a Michigan native, though I spent nearly a decade as an expat in Europe. When I am not doing therapy, I can be found hiking with my dog, kayaking the Great Lakes, trail riding my horse, or collecting passport stamps.
I received my Master's Degree in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University and completed an internship at Aquinas College. I received my Master's Degree in Education from La Universidad Católica de Valencia in Godella, Spain and completed an internship at Escuelas San José. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor here in Michigan as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. Some of my counseling experience over the years includes serving at-risk youth and families at a community agency, offering guidance to teens and young adults in universities, and providing outpatient therapy to adults. Prior to my work as a therapist in the States, I taught high school in Spain. These days, I still do some teaching as a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor doing courses on suicide prevention.
In therapy, I use a combination of techniques, depending on your individual goals, previous counseling experience, level of comfort, and personal preferences. Some of these approaches may include: cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution-focused interventions, person-centered therapy, mindfulness meditation, and psychoeducation. I am also certified in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy. Feel free to reach out if you have questions or would like to talk more about what the therapeutic process might look like.
In our work together, my approach is open to change based on what works best for you. That said, it is important that this be a safe space, free of judgement, and open to feedback. Wherever you find yourself, I am willing to meet you there. I am glad you are here and I look forward to meeting you soon!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , 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 , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
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, Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #6401017380 (Expires: 2023-05-31)
Kelsey is great! I love chatting with her, she's helped me a ton with talking over my feelings and concerns. I feel like she really listens and gives me good tips on how to handle things.
Kelsey fosters a comfortable environment, and talking to her about my concerns and feelings feels easy and natural.