Kennedy  Sabelko

Kennedy Sabelko

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Master of Science, MS
Texas Accepting Online

Monday-Saturday

9:00am-6:00pm

Updated March 31, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Adolescent mental health

Professional statement

Kennedy M. Sabelko is a master’s level Clinical Therapist and a Doctoral Candidate in Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine with over 20 years of experience working in the mental health and educational field. Kennedy’s compassion for helping individuals achieve a better quality of life derives from his own personal and cultural experiences.

Kennedy’s focus is allowing individuals to recognize their irrational or negative thoughts/beliefs (Cognitive Distortions), and how their thoughts and beliefs impact emotions and subsequently behavior.

Kennedy provides coping strategies to decrease and manage negative thinking patterns through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) while utilizing Cognitive Restructuring, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) models. Kennedy’s goal in providing treatment is to allow individual to recognize that they can prevent anxiety and depressive symptoms by reconstructing their thoughts and perceptions of challenging events.


Message to clients

Hello folks, I hope we can form a therapeutic relationship in order for me to provide you with my clinical expertise and lifetime of experiences in order for you to improve the quality of your life in order for you to thrive!

Through Cognitive Restructuring, I can teach you the skills to prevent those negative anxiety-producing thoughts from ruminating out of control until you find yourself down that old familiar “rabbit hole” that we can’t get out of.

As a biracial adopted individual, who has experienced significant past trauma, I can certainly relate to ethnic identity and cultural related concerns from a Trauma-Informed lens.

But wait, there’s more! As part of the LGBTQI+ community, I can provide guidance and therapy to individuals who struggle with sexual or gender identity concerns.

Hope to see you soon!

-Kennedy


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • Optum

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $120 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $70 - $120
  • Initial session: $120 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $120 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $120 (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
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sun 8:00am-11:00am

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

Austin Community Counseling Services, PLLC, Owner/Founder, 2019 - Present
Colorado Restorative Counseling Services, Owner/Founder, 2016 - 2018
Denver Public School District, In-School Prevention Specialist, 2016 - 2018
Turning Point, Residential Therapist, 2014 - 2015
North Range Behavioral Health, Forensic Therapist, 2012 - 2014
Bureau of Milwaukee Child Services, Case Manager, 2007 - 2010
Insight Counseling Services, LLC, Behavioral Therapist, 2004 - 2007

North Central University , Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine, 2010
Southern New Hampshire University, Masters of Science, 2007
Lakeland College, Bachelor of Arts, 2000


Licensure

Texas: 81680


Languages

English