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Kelly Richardson
Clinical Social Worker Associate ( A13594)
CADCII (15-R-34)

Teletherapy appointments only


I see individuals in the
following age ranges:

  • Adults

Availability 

Tuesday-Saturday


Communities Supported:

  • Addiction Recovery allied

  • Sex worker allied

  • Social justice allied

  • Queer allied

  • Transgender, nonbinary, genderfluid and gender nonconforming allied

  • Sex-positive

  • Polyamory

  • Neurodiversity

  • People with disabilities

  • Students

  • Veterans

Insurances accepted:

  • Aetna

  • Cigna

  • Kaiser

  • OHP Columbia Pacific

  • OHP Healthshare/Care Oregon

  • OHP Jackson Care Connect

  • OHP Open Card

  • OHP Trillium

  • Providence

 

To Schedule an Appointment:

 

Contact our intake staff at: 
hello@healthalliescounseling.com

971 270 0167

The Guest House
           Jalaluddin Rumi
 
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
They may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
Kelly R Health Allies photo 3 (1).jpg

 

Kelly Richardson, CSWA, CADCII, MFA  (he/him)

 


Grab a cup of coffee or tea and sit down.  Your path of healing and growth is very personal. I'm here to listen.  My clinical approach is warm, genuine and compassionate. Are you struggling with trauma, relationship issues, parenting, substance abuse, domestic violence, anxiety or depression? Are you LGBTQIA+?  Polyamorous?  These are just some of the issues where I bring experience to the table as a therapist and certified alcohol and drug counselor.

I honor your inherent wisdom and ability to heal. We may use mindfulness, cognitive therapy, Narrative, and Somatic therapies, among others. We consider the different influences in your life, from trauma, anxiety and depression, to family systems and social and institutional oppression. Together, we work toward your liberation and healing.

 

I was asked recently why I do this work. I want to share the gifts I received myself from therapy: understanding, warmth, compassion and new skills for living a joyful life.

 

I hold a Master of Social Work degree from Portland State University and a Master of Fine Art degree from San Francisco Art Institute. I am also a certified alcohol and drug counselor. My work is an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed and strengths-based practice. I draw from the Liberation Health model, Polyvagal theory, attachment theory and more. I integrate skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative therapy, Structural Family Therapy (SFT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Somatic Experiencing (SE). 

 

When not working you will find me playing and creating with my daughter, sharing time with my mom, making beats on that drum set, playing live shows with my band, traveling, and looking for the owner’s manual on “How-To-Be-Human on Planet Earth.”

 

Some specialty areas that I work in include:

 

  • PTSD

  • LGBTQIA+ issues

  • Parenting

  • Domestic Violence

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief and Loss

  • Substance Use

  • Intergenerational
    Trauma

  • Transitions

  • Relationships and
    Boundary Issues 

  • Polyamory

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