Kate Kelly

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LICSW

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Kate Kelly

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LICSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

The Center for Family Well-Being
5039 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 804-8054
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon We're holding teletherapy (video) sessions for individual and group clients during the crisis, as well as "walk therapy" (6 feet apart!).

About

I’m the founder and director of The Center for Family Well-Being, where we aim -- through our groups, individual therapy, and classes -- to help kids, teens, adults, couples, and families fully realize their potential with confidence, understanding, and an open heart. We're a group of highly-trained holistic therapists who integrate Western psychotherapy with the wisdom of Eastern mindful awareness practice, as well as other mind-body healing methods, for greater awareness, connection, and well-being for our clients -- within themselves and with others in their lives.
I specialize in working with kids, teens, and young adults with anxiety; who are highly sensitive; or who need support crossing developmental thresholds. I also work with clients of all ages with depression, ADHD, self-regulation challenges, distinct learning styles, chronic illness, grief and loss, trauma, and issues of identity.
I’m trained in multiple approaches, including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, mindful awareness, and body-based therapies; play, art, and sand therapy; and brain-based therapies, including Brainspotting. Our center’s other therapists have a range of specialties. We offer day, evening, and weekend hours.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $175 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 23 Years
  • License: District of Columbia / LC50078837
  • School: Smith College for Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 2000

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Washington School of Psychiatry / Child and Adolescent Program
  • Certificate Date: 2008
  • Certificate: Washington Center for Consciousness Studies / Gestalt therapy
  • Certificate Date: 2010

Kate Kelly's Groups

Girls In Tune Riding the Wave for middle school

Part of the Center's signature Girls In Tune program, the weekly Riding the Wave group focuses on coping, communication, and confidence-building through "talk," play and art, meditation, yoga, and breath work. The Girls in Tune program offers educational, experiential, playful, and developmentally appropriate mindful-awareness groups to help girls actively practice relational skills; reduce stress; increase joy; and strengthen connections to themselves and others. They're for girls who need help with coping and self-regulation skills; learning to "read" themselves and others (i.e. managing friendships); reducing anxiety, managing moods; and developing self-compassion.

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Girls In Tune Compassion in Action for high school

Part of the Center's Girls In Tune program, the weekly Compassion in Action group helps high schoolers break the cycle of the negative inner critic; grow their courage and communication skills; and build healthy habits of self care. Girls in Tune mindful-awareness groups are educational, experiential, and playful, where girls practice relational skills; reduce stress; increase joy; and strengthen connections to themselves and others. They're for girls who need help with coping and self-regulation skills; learning to "read" themselves and others (i.e. managing friendships); reducing anxiety; balancing moods; and developing self-compassion and confidence.

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Boys In Tune for middle school

This mindfulness, play, activity, and social skill-building group teaches flexibility, empathy, and positive coping skills. It's designed to help boys recognize and express emotions and become more confident and effective in their social worlds. Boys learn skills of perspective taking, empathy, and conflict resolution, while growing collaborative leadership qualities through practice both inside and outside of group. Mindfulness tools for self-regulation, attention, and concentration are taught and practiced each week. Groups are appropriate for boys who need assistance with learning to "read" themselves and others (i.e. managing friendships); reducing anxiety; managing feelings; developing attention and focus; and growing positive self-esteem.

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Location

The Center for Family Well-Being
5039 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 804-8054
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Child
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders

Client Focus

I also speak: Portuguese and Spanish
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Brainspotting
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
  • Yoga therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
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Kate Kelly

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LICSW