Kelly Noelle Lewis
She/Her/HersMasters in Marriage and Family Therapy Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
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.
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.
Kelly Lewis is not in-network with any insurances.
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
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.
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