Outpatient Mental Health Professional
More About Kelsey Markham
I enjoy working with teenagers and adults on a variety of life's challenges and with various diagnoses including: Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorders, Psychosis, Post Traumatic Stress and other trauma work, Grief and loss, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, improving communication and relationships, and adjusting to major life changes.
I have a particular interest in working with new parents and the stress and mental health changes that sometimes come with parenthood.
I also have extra training in trauma based counseling, spiritually integrated therapy, EMDR, and Exposure and Response Prevention- one of the most effective forms of treatment for OCD.
Studies have shown that the quality of the relationship between therapist and client is the best predictor of positive therapeutic outcomes, so I spend a lot of time working to develop a strong therapeutic relationship. I love to incorporate tenets of positive psychology; playing off of clients strengths and interests to help them better invest in therapy. I tend to use a lot of Cognitive Behavioral therapy and I believe in the importance of shared decision making; when the therapist and client are working together, side by side.
I work to see the client and to help the client see themselves as whole person, so I tend to spend time exploring ALL areas of a client's life as they are comfortable. Most times mental health does not just affect one area of our lives.
I am also trained in EMDR, which is a treatment technique developed to treat trauma, and has been discovered to be helpful with many other diagnoses as issues as well.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children, going on hikes, finding great spots to sip coffee, singing and listening to music whenever possible and making all sorts of paper crafts. Taking care of myself includes a good balance of exercise, music, prayer and laughter. Finding humor in things is something I seek to do whenever possible.