Kelsey  Kickbush
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Kelsey Kickbush

she/they

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island, Indiana, California Accepting Online
Updated January 17, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Attachment issues
  • Borderline personality disorder

Professional statement

Kelsey Kickbush is a licensed clinical social worker with a virtual practice in Rhode Island and Indiana, where she welcomes individuals aged 16 years and older. Many of her clients identify as LGBTQIA+ and belong to historically marginalized communities, so Kelsey is sensitive to issues of oppression, power and privilege. Kelsey enjoys working with clients who are helping professionals, military/veterans, and survivors of complex trauma. Her clients often come to her feeling stuck in the past and yearning to reconnect with themselves. They may be navigating anxiety, depression, dissociation, and isolation that have become overwhelming and have impacted how they show up for themselves and others. Kelsey acts as a guide on her clients’ healing journeys and strives to hold space from a place of compassion, curiosity, and calm.

Kelsey’s therapeutic approach is rooted in attachment theories, Polyvagal Theory, and mindfulness. She primarily uses Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), both evidence-based treatments for trauma that draw on her clients’ innate ability to heal themselves. Kelsey’s uses a strengths-based and systemic lens, and offers her understanding of the physiological experience of trauma to help empower her clients to find healing. Kelsey is also a registered yoga teacher with extensive training in trauma-informed yoga, a background that she draws from when appropriate and desired by the client.

Kelsey is committed to creating a compassionate and nonjudgmental practice so that she can create a collaborative and trusting relationship with her clients. She strives to consistently engage in her own self-inquiry and continued learning so that she can confidently show up for those who choose to work with her. She offers the flexibility of virtual therapy sessions, and is currently accepting new clients.


Message to clients

I think the therapeutic relationship should be a space where you feel connection, validation, and are able to feel comfortable getting vulnerable. I see therapy as a collaborative process in which you are the expert on yourself; I support and hold space for you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself so that you can heal and live a more present and fulfilling life.

I know from experience how rewarding it is to learn how to feel present and safe in your body and daily life, even if it means getting a little uncomfortable to do so. I look forward to getting to know you, being a witness for your story, and bringing creativity, authenticity and a little humor to our work together.


Specialties

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

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

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Kelsey Kickbush 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: $175 (50min)
  • Individual extended EMDR sessions: $250 (90min)

Location(s)

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

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

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 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Phoenix Rising Centers, LICSW, 2022 - 2023
Heartland Clinic, Psychotherapist, 2020 - 2021
Children's Home Society, Clinical Counselor, 2018 - 2020
Mental Health Resource Center, Inpatient Therapist, 2017 - 2019
Anne Arundel County Crisis Response System, Mobile Crisis Clinician, Phone Counselor, 2015 - 2017

Advanced Education Institute , EMDR Training , 2023
Behavioral Tech Institute, DBT Skills Training, 2020
Yoga 4 Change, 200 HR Registered Yoga Teacher, 2018
University of Maryland School of Social Work, MSW, 2017


Licensure

Rhode Island: ISW03585

Indiana: 34008974A

California: Temp MSP Licensed Clinical Social Worker 2


Languages

English