Kelly Kirkbride

Works With

Teens, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults

Therapy Approach

I offer short-term and long-term individual therapy that focuses on skills-teaching to improve symptoms and build a lasting coping style. I use a strengths-based approach and believe a person’s unique qualities, cultural beliefs and practices, and healthy coping abilities are highly valuable and foundational to the therapy. With a degree in nursing, I help people connect the healing between their mental and physical health.

Specialties:

Anxiety disorders
Depression and other mood disorders
Substance use disorders
Chronic health problems

Get to Know:

I have practiced individual therapy and group therapy over the past ten years in substance abuse settings, residential settings, and community health centers. I can use a range of techniques that best suit each individual person. I often use Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills, and mindfulness. I have studied a variety of Eastern teachings and the historical, cultural, and spiritual background of mindfulness. I can help clients deepen their understanding of mindfulness and why it is good for mental and physical health.

Most recently, I have been combining mindfulness with Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I teach how to incorporate mindfulness teachings of compassion, non-attachment, living with intention, and service, into everyday life. I combine these teachings with the cognitive skills for “rewiring” thought patterns and the concept of neuroplasticity. Together, these skills facilitate meaningful and lasting change in the mind and heart.

Professional Training:

● Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University

● Associate of Science in Nursing from Cape Cod Community College