Kelsey Kennedy, PsyD
I am a Seattle native who specializes in working with individuals who have experienced traumatic events. I am passionate about working with people who have been oppressed or discriminated against, having done extensive research and work with individuals struggling with collective and historical trauma experiences, as well intergenerational trauma resulting from familial violence. Social justice issues are important to me, and the therapeutic setting is a safe place to explore the psychological effects of these types of experiences.
Education and Experience
I earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) with a concentration in multicultural psychology, as well as a Master of Arts (MA) degree from the Washington School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Seattle. I have worked with individuals with various aspects of identity, such as sexual orientation, gender, cultural traditions, or race. I completed a predoctoral internship at the Fremont Community Therapy Project, along with a rotation at Ryther Child Care Center. These sites provided experience in conducting therapy (group, individual, couples, and family) and assessment services for adults, adolescents and children. I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Fremont Community Therapy Project, where I conduct individual, family, and couples therapy, as well as psychological evaluations and mental health assessments. I have extensive experience working with familial abuse and domestic violence. I have also worked as a substance abuse counselor.
Kuno, a Siberian Husky, works as my co-therapist two days a week. She can provide additional healing through reducing feelings of depression and anxiety by providing emotional and physical comfort for clients who may be experiencing distress. For those interested in engaging with Kuno, please let me know when scheduling your appointment.