Rick Kelly, Therapist in Chico, California — Zencare
Rick  Kelly
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Rick Kelly

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California Accepting Online
Chico Accepting In-person
Updated June 21, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Attachment issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Rick Kelly is an LCSW based in Chico, CA providing in-person and telehealth care. He is dedicated to connecting with each person’s unique experience and providing quality care to ease, process and tolerate the emotional pain that traumatic life experiences can bring. Rick often works with people who have become resilient and achieved success despite their past but find themselves crumbling inside and resorting to unhealthy patterns. He approaches people with compassion, curiosity and patience and believes therapy can be exciting and invigorating.

Rick can relate to others from his own experiences of mental health struggles and welcomes humor and fun in session. He typically treats young to middle aged adults (LBTQ+ and minority populations encouraged) and has witnessed significant improvements in his client’s confidence, productivity, and experiences of joy in their day-to-day, work life and relationships.

Rick’s therapeutic approach waters the seeds and trims the leaves. The emotional pain and triggers stored in the body are freed and integrated with the mind through methods such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Ego State Interventions so you can get back to feeling good again. Rick also helps his clients identify beliefs and behavior patterns that are no longer working and has shiney new coping tools to make lasting change. PTSD, depression, anxiety, lack of focus and impulsive behaviors are mental health symptoms he commonly treats.

Rick’s experience as an employee of Butte County Behavioral Health developed his ability to work with complex, diverse and severe mental health problems. Rick brings his love for outdoor activities, travel, culture and desire to learn into his therapy practice.

Message to clients

Hello, brave soul looking to change their life by talking to a stranger. I commend you. Making the move to start therapy has likely been in the back of your mind for some time but the struggle and pain has now outweighed your fear of starting/restarting therapy. Well, things sometimes have to get worse before they can get better and I'm glad that this is an avenue that you're willing to try because therapy can be life changing. Moving at your pace is crucial to the work we do.

I know what it feels like to start therapy feeling like it's your last hope. Whether you're hopeful and ready or scared to death to start, I'm here for you. You can do it.


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

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

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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Optum

Rick Kelly is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Anthem Blue Cross

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $115 (53min)
  • Sliding scale: $85 - $115
  • Initial session: $115 (53min)
  • Group sessions: $40 (53min)

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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week


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 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Tue 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Wed 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Thu 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Chico practice
2220 St. George Ln., 4, Chico, California 95926
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-6:30pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Butte County Behavioral Health, Clinician II, 2015 - 2021

University of Nevada, Reno, Masters of Social Work, 2015
University of Nevada, Reno, Bachelors of Sociology, 2012


California: 89984