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Hi.

I'm Kelley, and I understand that starting therapy is awkward; I've been there myself. As former 'Type-A' gal, I too, have struggled with severe anxiety and depression throughout my life. Through my own healing, I found therapy to help me understand both the science of the brain and the skills in which we 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.

 
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Experience


Education:

Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon

 2007 MA Marriage & Family Therapy, Addiction

University of Colorado at Boulder

1993 BA Communication


Previously:

Providence, Portland, OR - Crisis Line Therapist

Returning Veterans Project, Portland, OR - ProBono Therapy 

Lifeworks NW, Portland OR - Licensed Gambling Counselor

Catholic Community Services, Salem, OR - Therapist/Life Skills 

Dougy Center, Portland, OR - Grief Therapy for Children

Planned Parenthood, Portland, OR - Patient Advocate

Nike, Inc., Portland, OR

Levi Strauss & Co., San Francisco, CA

Altchiller Reitzfeld Advertising, New York, NY

Hal Riney & Co Advertising, San Francisco, CA

New Denver Airport Marketing, Denver, CO

 




While I studied Marriage and Family Therapy and have a specialty in Addictions, my practice has grown over the past 15 years to include specialties in:


Relationships, Parenting, Depression, Anxiety, 

Codependence, Life Skills, Cannabis, Resilience and Forgiveness.

 

FAQs

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.

What do you accept for payment?

I accept both private pay as well as a few insurance companies.

Private pay for:

Individual session is: $180

Couples/Family session is: $250

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.

Insurance Companies I accept: ​

  • Aetna

  • Beacon

  • MODA

  • Regence BlueCross BlueShield

  • Unitedhealthcare

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:

  • Holistic

  • Strength Based

  • Client-Centered

  • Narrative

  • Family Systems

  • Gottman Method

  • CBT

  • DBT

 
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