Kelsey Schultz, MA, MSW, LGSWPsychotherapist
Well, hello there! I am a licensed graduate social worker who specializes in clinical mental health and practices psychotherapy. I received my Master of Social Work from Simmons University and working towards my independent clinical social worker license (LICSW). I also hold a Master of Arts in Gender and Sexuality Studies from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies with a focus on organizational development and change management.
I strongly believe that positive mental health and social change are intrinsically connected. At its core, my role is to hold nonjudgmental, collaborative, supportive space for folks to hone a sense of self and cultivate a relationship with the world around them. I practice psychotherapy through a psychodynamic, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, trauma-informed, sex positive, fat liberation, harm reductive, community-oriented lens. I am skilled in accelerated experiential dynamic therapy (AEDP), somatic experiencing, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), trauma-informed cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, relational therapy, and motivational interviewing. I blend many therapeutic approaches and theoretical frameworks to ensure that each person I work with receives care that is tailored to their unique needs and desires.
I welcome clients from all spheres of life and lived realities. I am mindful of power dynamics and systemic implications embedded in mental healthcare settings and relationship building across difference. Most of my professional experience has been with communities that are underrepresented, under supported, economically limited, identify as BIPOC, and/or LGBTQIAP2S+. As a gay nonbinary person, I am especially passionate about working with folks from the queer community.
I am currently accepting clients for individual, couples (including poly/non-monogamy), and group therapy. My areas of professional interest include (but are not limited to): sex, gender and sexuality, intimacy, trauma, relationships with our bodies, unpacking and addressing biases and internalized oppression, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, PTSD.
Therapy can be a place to vent, examine your thinking, change behavior, build skills to be the best version of yourself. I like to keep it casual, comfortable, collaborative. I’ll also keep you accountable & call something out as needed to keep you moving towards your goals. My hope is that you feel nourished, resourced, energized as we work together. I believe we each have expertise and a story to tell. I would be honored to bear witness to your story and participate in this journey with you.