Selina Kelly, MS, LCMHCA
(Serving adults 18+)
Gender/Sexuality/LGBTQIA+ | Polyamory/Nonmonogamy | Life Transitions | Relational Trauma | Identity Exploration | Anxiety | Depression | Substance Use
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
~ Maya Angelou
My Approach & Philosophy
I love the counseling profession because of the positive changes it’s helped me to make in my own world. Growing up, I was highly sensitive to the troubles of the world and the needs of those around me. I tried to be perfect, to fit myself into boxes too small, and to live my life according to the wishes of others. I was afraid to make waves and yet I felt consistently numb and stifled inside. As I witnessed the way that these patterns impacted my life, I knew that something had to change.
Making the commitment toward prioritizing myself and living an authentic life was (is!) an immensely challenging and rewarding journey. Because of this, I have experienced greater acceptance, joy, self-worth, and freedom than I could have ever imagined. Herein lies my passion for the work. I love supporting others on their journey towards reclaiming their voice, exploring untapped desires, and breaking free from relational patterns that no longer serve the authentic self.
I believe that everybody has the capacity for healing. In my experience, people are more resilient and resourceful than we tend to give ourselves credit for. I also believe that healing happens best within the context of relationships. Just as relationships can be the source of some of our greatest struggles, they can be a powerful tool for growth. The therapeutic relationship offers a safe space to explore the parts of ourselves that we have had to bury along the way. Through counseling, we can work together to heal past traumas, gain insight into unhelpful patterns, and work toward new goals for the future.
In my counseling, I use a person-centered and integrative approach, meaning that we will tailor our sessions towards what feels most productive for you. I honor my clients and trust that you know yourself better than anyone else does. I want you to gain the clarity and confidence in your life to thrive on your own. My goal as a therapist is to help you develop the tools and insights that you might need to get there. Some approaches that I might use include cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, attachment theory, mindfulness practices, and body-based awareness. My stance is empathetic and open-minded. Personally, I’m a member of the LGBTQIA community, poly-aware, and body positive. I believe that counseling should be a safe space to openly discuss race, culture, identity, sexuality, and spirituality.
Outside of work, I can be found exploring with my family and friends, dancing, hiking, coaxing my garden to grow, and staring lovingly at my fur babes. I look forward to working with you.
I provide mental health and addiction counseling and therapy to help with
- Life Transitions
- Relational Trauma
- Identity Exploration
- Substance Use
“I have come to the conclusion that human beings are born with an innate capacity to triumph over trauma. I believe not only that trauma is curable, but that the healing process can be a catalyst for profound awakening—a portal opening to emotional and genuine spiritual transformation.”
~ Peter Levine