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Kelsey Kickbush(she/her/they)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
CaliforniaIndianaRhode Island
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)- Trauma-Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics-Attachment issues-Borderline personality disorder-

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Professional statement

Kelsey Kickbush is a licensed clinical social worker with a virtual practice in Rhode Island, California, and Indiana, where she welcomes individuals aged 16 years and older, families, and couples/partners, including those in polyamorous/CNM relationships. Many of her clients identify as LGBTQIA+ and/or 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. 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 uses a strengths-based and systemic lens, and offers her understanding of how your body responds to 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.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Phoenix Rising Centers, LICSW
Heartland Clinic, Psychotherapist
Children's Home Society, Clinical Counselor
Mental Health Resource Center, Inpatient Therapist
Anne Arundel County Crisis Response System, Mobile Crisis Clinician, Phone Counselor

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


Rhode Island: ISW03585 - Indiana: 34008974A - California: 123131




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.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours


Kelsey Kickbush is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

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

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
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

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