Hello! My name is Kelsey and I am a licensed therapist located out of Phoenix, AZ. I offer virtual and in-person sessions Monday-Friday.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
Supervised by Amanda Walker, LPC
Many clients strive to do everything they want, and yet are not sure why they’re always fatigued, feel blue, don’t find interest in activities they used to look forward to, and even avoid doing things that once brought them joy. Depression is our body’s reaction to a chemical imbalance in our brain. Armed with information on how to curve, or even prevent, bouts of depression, I hope my clients can once again find the motivation to enjoy life to the fullest extent.
Anxiety is one of the most common causes of a client to request therapy and one that we all must face at one time or another. Anxiety can be a mild, prolonged period of stress, or a debilitating reoccurrence of physical symptoms like pounding heart, quick breathing, insomnia, agitation, and paranoia. My goal is to assist you in learning coping strategies to deal with anxiety so that you always feel in control of yourself when those feelings of panic arise.
Autism is a common developmental disorder that can be characterized through restricted interests, difficulty with social interaction, difficulty with emotional regulation, as well as many other symptoms. I have worked with a large range of individuals on the spectrum and aim to help those with ASD navigate life in a neurotypical world. My hope is to advocate, provide support, and inform individuals on ways they can work toward leading a fulfilling life.
DBT is a very important approach that focuses largely on identifying and regulating our emotions in order to harness the benefits of feeling, while lessening the negative impact of feeling too much. Along with this, DBT emphasizes the techniques of relaxation and mindfulness that are critical in aiding with emotional regulation as well as coping with feelings of anxiety.
A large component of mental health is tied to our thought patterns. Our thoughts lead to feelings, which then turn into actions. Our actions impact our environment, which further effects our thoughts. I like to come from a place of reframing thoughts that may be holding clients back from improving their lives, while also work on challenging negative cognitions that may lead to anxiety and further frustration.
This approach highlights the fact that at the end of the day, we are all human beings that deserve to be met with positive regard, no judgment, and genuineness. I believe in being authentic in order to help my clients feel safe and supported in their journey to further their mental health.