Celeste Kelly, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Kelly (they/she) values people and relationships above all else. Based on this, they decided to pursue clinical psychology while working towards their Bachelor of Science from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. They then earned their Master’s and Doctorate in Psychology at the Professional Psychology Program of the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. They also completed their postdoctoral fellowship at the Professional Psychology Program of GWU, where they focused their training on gender and sexual identity development.

Dr. Kelly’s clinical experiences include forensic, hospital, college counseling and community mental health settings. They have provided individual, couple’s and group therapy to a diverse array of patients across race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, age, religion and ability statuses.

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They identify as a queer woman (they/she pronouns), and this informs their passion for providing affirmative care to those within the LGBTQIA+ community. Exploring how gender and sexuality intersect with other multicultural identities is a special interest of theirs. They also work with traumatic experiences, anxiety and mood concerns, eating and body image concerns and relationship and family of origin concerns.

 

Though Dr. Kelly’s training background is primarily psychodynamic, they incorporate relational and intersectional feminist theory into their work. They hope to provide you the space and autonomy to work at a speed that feels comfortable to you, while also acknowledging the role society plays in your concerns.

 

It can be so difficult to seek out a therapist, and Dr. Kelly understand you may have had negative experiences with therapy in the past. They appreciate the inner strength that allowed you to reach out and find this page. They hope to meet you where you are and work together to create an affirming relationship that will lead to change and empowerment.