Kelly LaPorta is a mental health professional in Scottsdale, Arizona. Kelly is passionate about helping adults create their most meaningful life and actualize their potential. She helps clients work through anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life stressors, and other blocks that are keeping them unfulfilled and stuck. Kelly uses an attachment and nervous system based lens in her work with clients utilizing interventions from Polyvagal Theory, Organic Intelligence, Attachment Theory, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. Kelly believes in a holistic approach to treatment, and focuses her treatment on healing the mind, body, and emotional self.
Kelly has had experience working in community based settings as well as private practice. She began her career working as a school based therapist in Van Nuys, California with at-risk children and teens, and has since worked with many different populations (including distressed couples, LGBTQ clients, struggling parents, entrepreneurs, postpartum moms). The population she currently serves is young adults and adults (ages 21-50), however she leaves a few spots in her practice open for struggling adolescent girls who need support/therapy.
Currently Kelly offers in person and zoom sessions to Arizona residents, and zoom-only sessions to California residents. Her office is located off of Shea and the 101 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
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Years of Experience: 10 years
Private Practice , Therapist for individuals and couples , 2015 - Present
La Vie Counseling Center, Therapist for individuals and couples, 2013 - 2015
Hathaway Sycamores , School based therapist for children/teens , 2012 - 2014
PESI Acceptance and Commitment Training, Certificate of Completion, 2020
Emotionally Focused Therapy , Externship Trained , 2018
Organic Intelligence , Heart 1 Completed , 2017
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training, Certificate of Completion , 2014
Fuller Theological Seminary , Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2012
Point Loma Nazarene University, Bachelors in General Psychology, 2005