It's pretty rad.
I'm Kelley, a therapist who understands that starting therapy is awkward. Believe me, I've been there myself. As a former 'Type-A' gal, I've struggled with severe anxiety and depression for most of my life. Through my own healing, however, I discovered an approach to therapy that allowed me to understand both the science of the brain and the skills in which we all need to thrive.
For these reasons, I always try to foster a kind, casual, and judgement-free space for people to explore their stories. Because yes, therapy can be tough; it can even be nerve-wracking, at times. But it is also rewarding on a deeply personal level. It is eye-opening. It is rad.
Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon
2007 MA Marriage & Family Therapy, Addiction
University of Colorado at Boulder
1993 BA Communication
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While I studied Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialty in Addictions, my practice has grown to include specialties in:
I have never been to therapy. What is it like?
Sharing your story with a stranger can feel incredibly daunting. In our sessions, I always strive to to foster a warm, compassionate, and humorous dialogue that maintains all boundaries and comfort levels. I want you to feel heard, hold space for yourself, and, eventually, rest assured that it's safe to leave your ego at the door.
How long do people go to therapy?
This depends on where you're at in your dynamic. Sometimes clients come in right at the very end of a relationship, spend six weeks processing in-session, and then call me a year later. Others need more time to unpack their story, taking up to several years. Regardless of the process, know that my primary goal is to help you develop the skills necessary to feel better without therapy and fully embrace self-resiliency.
How does payment work?
Private pay is $180 for an individual session and $250 for a couple or family session.
I also accept co-payment with these insurance companies:
Samaritan Health Plan
Regence BlueCross BlueShield
I accept cash, credit cards, and HSA cards. I will also provide a receipt with appropriate codes if you'd like to submit to your insurance company.
How long is each session?
Our sessions will be 50 minutes each.
Why is your practice exclusively virtual?
I had an in-office practice up until March of 2020, with my therapy dog and all. With the pandemic, I have created a modified version of the in-office experience, and found that the technological separation allowed for more focused sessions with clients.
What methods do you incorporate into your work?
I work with a mix of theoretical orientations that help strengthen your person: