Dr. Kelsi A. Clayson
Starting therapy comes with many questions: Who should I see? Will it be helpful? Will I feel understood? So much depends on the level of trust and comfort you feel with your therapist. The heart of my work lies in creating a space that allows you to feel seen, understood, and energized to approach life in new and meaningful ways.
My therapeutic style is warm, collaborative, and relational with a touch of humor. I guide clients through a range of issues including unresolved trauma, anxiety, depression, relational conflict, and challenging life transitions. I focus on attending to patterns in your life that are serving you, as well as those that are getting in the way of where you want to be. My clinical approach is shaped by my training in several evidence-based therapies with careful attention to your unique needs, values, and goals. It is my sincere hope that you feel empowered to envision bold changes in your life as you take this important step toward healing and growth.
Education and Training
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology- University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
- Master of Science in Clinical Psychology- Baylor University
- Doctor of Psychology- Baylor University
- Postdoctoral Residency, Women’s Mental Health and Trauma- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Long Beach Healthcare System