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Kelly Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

Kelly Howard

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT (they, she)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
Berkeley, CA 94705
Let's Connect (341) 758-5091
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I am a sex positive psychotherapist offering trauma-informed Telehealth sessions to couples, polycules, and individuals in California. My practice is affirming and supportive for gender, sexuality, and relationship diversity (GSRD) from early adulthood to later life. With a nurturing and non-judgmental approach, I empower people to explore their desires, overcome obstacles, and create fulfilling relationships. I aim to provide a grounded and warm space for folks to explore the parts of themselves that are challenging to sit with alone. I am kink affirming, queer affirming, and non-monogamy affirming!
No topic is "too much" in my therapy room. I move with you at your pace and take care to incorporate your feedback into our sessions. I will meet you wherever you are and take your lead. I embrace a "here and now" gestalt approach while incorporating evidence-based practices such as the Gottman Method, CBT, DBT, and internal family systems (IFS).
I know it can be really challenging to know if a therapist will be a good match just by reading website content. Please reach out and book a free consultation. On our call, you'll have a chance to get a better sense of the therapy I offer and how I might be able to collaborate with you on your healing journey. Looking forward to speaking soon!
Call or Kelly Howard now for a free 15 minute consultation - (341) 758-5091

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center

Berkeley, CA 94705

(341) 758-5091

Oakland, CA 94610

I currently offer therapy sessions online, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Contact me for latest availability!
I specialize in Sex Therapy, LGBTQ+ and Open Relationships Non-Monogamy 
$160 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and families  
Hello from my home office!
Kelly Howard
Let's Connect (341) 758-5091
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My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center

Berkeley, CA 94705

(341) 758-5091

Oakland, CA 94610

I currently offer therapy sessions online, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Contact me for latest availability!
I specialize in Sex Therapy, LGBTQ+ and Open Relationships Non-Monogamy 
$160 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and families  
Hello from my home office!
Kelly Howard

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $160
  • Couple Sessions $190
  • Pay by American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
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I do not accept insurance, but I can provide a Superbill for my clients to submit to their insurance plans. I also have limited sliding-scale appointments. Contact for latest availability. I offer 75-minute sessions pro-rated at $240 for couples.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (341) 758-5091
Photo of Kelly Howard, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Kelly Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
"
I do not accept insurance, but I can provide a Superbill for my clients to submit to their insurance plans. I also have limited sliding-scale appointments. Contact for latest availability. I offer 75-minute sessions pro-rated at $240 for couples.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (341) 758-5091
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Kelly Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Prelicense by State of California / AMFT 144916 Supervised by Jennie Powe Runde (California / 46457) Kelly Howard
  • In Practice for 1 Year
  • Certificate from Sex Therapy Certification, Sexual Health Alliance 2024
  • Attended Golden Gate University, Masters of Counseling Psychology, Graduated 2023
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In addition to my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, I have earned my Sex Therapy Certification through the Sexual Health Alliance. I also have Gottman Couples Therapy Level 1 Certification.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (341) 758-5091
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Kelly Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
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In addition to my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, I have earned my Sex Therapy Certification through the Sexual Health Alliance. I also have Gottman Couples Therapy Level 1 Certification.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (341) 758-5091
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Kelly Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Sex Therapy
  • LGBTQ+
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bisexual
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Transgender
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I specialize in sex therapy, relationship structures, gender exploration, and kink/bdsm. No topics are off-limits. During our initial sessions, I will work with you to create a holistic understanding of your current ecosystem. Together, we will create treatment goals that aim to alleviate struggles, provide tools and frameworks for problem-solving, and strengthen your resilience for the future.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (341) 758-5091
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Kelly Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
"
I specialize in sex therapy, relationship structures, gender exploration, and kink/bdsm. No topics are off-limits. During our initial sessions, I will work with you to create a holistic understanding of your current ecosystem. Together, we will create treatment goals that aim to alleviate struggles, provide tools and frameworks for problem-solving, and strengthen your resilience for the future.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (341) 758-5091
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Kelly Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

Client Focus

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
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I take an integrative approach to therapy, which means taking a holistic view and applying theories and techniques from a variety of systems to support your unique situation. Narrative therapy can help externalize problems and create supportive reframes that can alleviate stress. I find value in Gottman Method Couples Therapy for conflict-resolution and creating a sound relationship structure.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (341) 758-5091
Photo of Kelly Howard, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Kelly Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
"
I take an integrative approach to therapy, which means taking a holistic view and applying theories and techniques from a variety of systems to support your unique situation. Narrative therapy can help externalize problems and create supportive reframes that can alleviate stress. I find value in Gottman Method Couples Therapy for conflict-resolution and creating a sound relationship structure.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (341) 758-5091
Photo of Kelly Howard, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Kelly Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

Location

Primary Location

Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center

Berkeley, CA 94705

(341) 758-5091

Additional Location

Oakland, CA 94610

(341) 758-5091
"
I currently offer therapy sessions online, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Contact me for latest availability!
Call for a free consultation now - (341) 758-5091
Photo of Kelly Howard, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Kelly Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
"
I currently offer therapy sessions online, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Contact me for latest availability!
Call for a free consultation now - (341) 758-5091
Photo of Kelly Howard, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Kelly Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT