Kelsey Bates (she/her)

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Accepting Clients

I specialize in working with women with complex chronic health issues, anxiety, perfectionism, depression, trauma and complex PTSD.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, VA

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  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

You are struggling trying to navigate women's health issues like chronic illness, breast cancer, pelvic pain, endometriosis, hysterectomy, pregnancy loss or infertility. You feel so much anxiety about the future and feel isolated in your pain. You've been striving for perfection and feel like a failure with plans derailed and lack of control over your day to day. You are feeling stuck in your grief. My clients are ready to get tools to stop simply surviving each day and start thriving.

My Background and Approach

I utilize Cognitive Behavioral techniques (CBT) and mindfulness tools to help my clients better manage women's health issues, grief anxiety and depression. CBT techniques allow us to retrain our thought patterns and lean into more helpful automatic thoughts. Mindfulness techniques rooted in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy allow us to acknowledge all emotions we are feeling, sit with our grief and pain and increase feelings of acceptance in the midst of difficult situations. Kelsey earned her Master's degree at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 2017.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Why did I niche in women’s health? Well, I've been there. I understand the impact of women’s health issues on your mental health as I endured my personal experience of searching for an accurate diagnosis, undergoing many surgeries and various treatments. I saw the need for mental health counseling experts in the field of women's health who truly understand the relationship of your health and anxiety, depression and grief and loss. My goal is to help my clients feel less alone, more supported and cared for during a dark season. Finally, I strive to give tools to each of my clients in order for them to get to a place of more acceptance, peace and hope.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $250 - 250/session

Info

(252) 260-4174 Email Kelsey
1101 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
2000 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

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