I'm Kelley, and I understand that starting therapy is awkward; I've been there myself. A former "Type-A" gal, I, too, have struggled with severe anxiety and depression throughout my life. Through my own healing, however, I found therapy to help me understand both the science of the brain and the skills in which we all need to thrive.
This is why I have developed a kind, warm, and nonjudgmental space for you to explore your story, without guilt or shame. Rest assured, you can still be Type-A and have your chill.
Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon
2007 MA Marriage & Family Therapy, Addictions
University of Colorado at Boulder
1993 BA Communication
Dougy Center, Portland, OR - Grief Therapy for Children
Planned Parenthood, Portland, OR - Patient Advocate
Catholic Community Services, Salem, OR - Therapist/Life Skills
Lifeworks NW, Portland OR - Licensed Gambling Counselor
Providence, Portland, OR - Crisis Line Therapist
Licensed to Practice in: Oregon, Colorado and Massachusetts
While I studied Marriage and Family Therapy and have a specialty in Addictions, my practice has grown over 15 years to include specialties in:
Relationships, Parenting, Depression, Anxiety, LGBTQ+,
Cannabis, Codependence, Resilience, Grace and Forgiveness.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, I have decided to take my practice entirely online. Offering both phone and video therapy sessions, I am currently licensed in three states and working with insurance panels in these states to be able to offer affordable therapy to as many people as possible. Contact me to let me know how I might help.
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.
Do you accept Insurance?
In Colorado, I accept:
In Oregon, I accept:
Regence BlueCross BlueShield
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 this year, with my therapy dog and everything. With this pandemic and its science, however, there just wasn't a way to keep clients safe in such an intimate setting. So, I 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: