Kelly Noelle Lewis
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Kelly Noelle Lewis

She/Her/Hers

Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Updated January 9, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Body image
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Kelly Lewis is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in San Francisco, CA. She provides individual and couples therapy to clients throughout California. Kelly’s practice generally treatments adults experiencing distress surrounding self-esteem, past abuse and trauma, and their relationships.

Kelly is a passionate and experienced provider within the LGBTQIA+ community, working with individuals and couples, with specific focus on supporting trans, nonbinary, and gender-queer clientele.

Kelly earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis on Social Justice, from the University of San Francisco. Kelly has worked in schools, shelters, community mental health clinics, and treatment centers. Prior to private practice, she worked at a treatment facility focused on Trauma and Eating Disorders. It was within this work that Kelly developed specialized approaches to assist clients relearn safety and compassion within their body and mind.

Kelly believes that the therapeutic approach should be personalized to each client. She integrates various therapy modalities, (primarily Cognitive Based Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Somatic Experiencing) combining different tools and approaches to fit the unique needs of each individual client or couple. Her strength-based approach focuses on compassion and empathy.

Clients who work with Kelly learn how to explore and challenge their thought patterns and internalized beliefs. She coaches clients through change, helping them build strong habits that lead to healthy relationships with themselves and others. Kelly strives to empower her clients to heal, rebuild, and grow so that they can live authentic lives.


Message to clients

I am here to create a safe, judgment-free, space for you to heal and grow.

For anyone feeling disconnected or dissatisfied within their body, I understand how draining every aspect of life can seem when you’re at war with the body you exist in. Existing in a body and mind that feels unsafe, unfamiliar, unloveable, or out of your control, in a uniquely distressing experience. This is especially true when you exist in a body and/or identity that is marginalized and threatened within our society.

We cannot eliminate the threats in the world around us, but we can change the way we treat ourselves. I can assist you in exploring how harmful beliefs (i.e. fatphobia, transphobia, homophobia, racism, sexism, etc.) have impacted your sense of self. Together we can challenge and replace these old messages with a new narrative, celebrating self-acceptance.


Specialties

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationships, family, and cultural challenges

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening life events, such as witnessing violence or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse.

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of people-pleasing, attachment wounds, addressing interpersonal concerns, improving communication skills, and strengthening your sense of security in your relationships.

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, negative self-talk, and self-neglect; developing unconditional self-acceptance and a stronger sense of self worth.

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, ending a relationship, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Kelly Lewis is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $180 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $180
  • Initial session: $180 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

Kelly offers a free initial 15 minute phone consultation to determine if she will be a good match to meet your therapeutic needs.

Kelly offers sliding-scale services for individual therapy based on a client's financial circumstances.

Due to limitations and challenges often experienced with using insurance for mental health coverage, Kelly does not accept insurance in her individual private practice. If you meet certain diagnostic criteria, she may be able to provide you with a 'superbill' to provide to your insurance, but this does not guarantee reimbursement, as that decision is determined by your insurance company.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:30am-6:30pm
  • Wed 9:30am-6:30pm
  • Thu 9:30am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:30am-5:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

The Lotus Collaborative, Primary Therapist, 2019 - 2021
YMCA Youth Services Bureau, Intern Clinician, 2018 - 2019
The ABRITE Organization , Behavioral Therapy Clinician, 2015 - 2016

University of San Francisco, MA Counseling Psychology, MFT, 2019
University of California Berkeley, BA Clinical Psychology, 2015


Licensure

California: 130245


Languages

English