Kelli Hess, MA
Kelli Hess is a psychology trainee working towards her doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology. She is supervised by Dr. Erin Kotkowski, Ph.D. She has spent the last several years working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including college counseling centers and community mental health agencies. She offers individual, family, couples, and group therapy at BWG to those ages 16 and older and is training to provide psychological testing and assessment services to all ages. Kelli has experience working with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and with the LGBTQ+ community.
Kelli’s approach to counseling is integrative and adaptive to help meet the unique needs of each client in a safe and supportive space. She is a firm believer that, as humans, we grow in connection. Therapy can be a place where growth & healing can begin. She also believes that we are all bound to experience difficulty and pain during our lifetime. Throughout these ups & downs, she hopes to accompany you and provide a sense of acceptance, authenticity, and emotional safety. Therapy is an active process - in order for it to work, you must be willing to be vulnerable & experience some discomfort as you move forward on the journey. It is in these times that Kelli is committed to connect with you and help you navigate life's difficulties in a non-judgmental manner.
Kelli received her undergraduate degrees in psychology and administration of justice from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. She received her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from East Tennessee State University. Kelli is currently in her third year of her doctoral program at Cleveland State University.
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." -Helen Keller
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