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  • Kelsey Laird, Ph.D.

  • Clinical Psychologist | 31854
  • | (if applicable)
  • Contact Information

  • https://www.innerstrengthpsychotherapy.com/
  • 1875 Church St San Francisco, California 94131
  • (310) 351-9353
  • About Kelsey Laird Ph.D.

  • Anxiety/Panic, Body Size Diversity, Depression, Fertility/Infertility, Grief and Loss, LGBQIA, Polyamory and Alt Relationship Configurations, Spirituality, Trans and Gender Nonconforming, Trauma/PTSD, Womens Concerns
  • English
  • CBT, DBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Experiential/Somatic Therapy, Feminist, Gestalt, Hakomi, Mindfulness
  • Cisgender Female
  • White/European American
  • Are you struggling with stress, anxiety or depression? As a clinical health psychologist, I specialize in helping individuals with a range of stress-related conditions achieve long-lasting change. I utilize a solution-focused approach to help you learn practical skills for improving emotional and physical well-being. As an a client-centered therapist, I work collaboratively with you to create a plan for establishing new habits to increase your quality of life.

    My approach is both compassionate and direct. I aim to cultivate an atmosphere of caring curiosity with the goal of increasing self-awareness, establishing more effective coping strategies, and enhancing self-compassion.

    I use evidence-based techniques including mindfulness-based therapies, cognitive behavior therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. With nearly 2 decades of research experience in psychology and neuroscience, I am well-qualified to provide guidance on what techniques have been most helpful for individuals struggling with issues similar to yours.

    I obtained my Ph.D. in Clinical Science from Vanderbilt University and my B.A. in Psychology from UCLA.

    I know how difficult it can be to find a therapist who is accepting and unconditionally supportive of individuals who are non-conforming with regard to traditional (binary) gender norms and/ or heteronormative, monogamy-normative majority culture. I am committed to helping my clients feel accepted regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, relationship structure, or any other demographic factor.

    Please contact me to learn more or to schedule a free phone consultation.