Kelsey Bates is a licensed professional counselor specialized in working within the women's health niche. Kelsey founded Women's CBT, PLLC with the goal of meeting women where they are, supporting them in the midst of pain and providing tools for them to stop just surviving and start thriving. Kelsey's clients have women's health issues such as endometriosis, adenomyosis, chronic pain, chronic illness, infertility, perinatal mental health, autoimmune issues, miscarriage and hysterectomy as well as anxiety, depression, grief and loss. Kelsey has also obtained specialized training from Postpartum Support International to support new and soon to be moms navigate postpartum depression or anxiety during pregnancy, as well as birth trauma.
Kelsey utilizes a client centered approach, rooted in psychodynamic processing, cognitive behavioral techniques and mindfulness tools. She is also trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy, a highly effective cognitive behavioral approach to treating trauma and PTSD.
Kelsey earned her Master's degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She went on to complete her residency for licensure in New York City, working in both non-profit and private practice settings. Kelsey received training from the Ellis Institute in Manhattan in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and is recognized as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, National Certified Counselor and member of the American Counseling Association.
Kelsey is licensed to work with individuals in New York, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland utilizing telehealth.