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Kelly Pedersen LPC-S

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Kelly Pedersen Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor

General Office Hours

In Central Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Kelly Pedersen is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor who specializesin redefining perception: assisting individuals with trauma recovery and couples with intimacy-rebuilding with insight and useful techniques for bypassing roadblocks. She helps people hone their anger management skills and address the flip side of the coin: initiating the healing process after someone has endured physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. In addition, she helps people with trauma, life transitions, LGBTQ-related challenges, mood disorders, and geriatric issues. Kelly is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) as a technique to treat PTSD, and she assesses trauma through the dual lenses of spirituality and culture. She also uses cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) in her therapeutic processes. "Stuck" situations require creative solutions! Solving a problem in isolation isn't easy, which is why collaboration with an experienced counselor can prove invaluable. The details of each person s thinking may be varied and unique in every case, but Kelly believes that what is really important is the sense of being enough, sufficient, responsible, capable as yourself on top of the situation. When the work goes well (which certainly is the intention) the outcome will be the same: an increase in the sense of one s own ability to manage life, and a feeling of growth and empowerment. Kelly has a clear approach to counseling with people and it relates to what she sees as the ideal outcome of such work. The highest goal, the gold standard of good counseling, is an increase in client morale, significant growth of feeling competent and confident to work with the feelings and situations that brought you to counseling in the first place. A good counseling relationship has worked when one hears,  You know, I think I can handle this now. I feel a lot better and think I know what to work on and what to do. As a counselor, Kelly strives to encourage a therapeutic connection that serves as a "secure base", enabling you to challenge your misconceptions about yourself and refocus on your strengths. She believes that accessing new experiences in the context of a therapeutic relationship can help us rewire our brains and our lives.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Self-Esteem

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Self-Esteem

ADHD

Aging related concerns

Anger management

Bipolar disorder

Divorce & separation

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Anthem

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Cigna

Humana

Optum

Fees

First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy

Clientele

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Eclectic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Attachment-Based Therapy

Licensure

  • Texas, Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor, 20301

Education

Master of Arts, University of Texas, San Antonio

Work History

Thriveworks

Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Austin, Austin, TX

Frequently Asked Questions About Kelly Pedersen, LPC-S

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Kelly Pedersen, LPC-S, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Kelly Pedersen accepting new clients?

Yes, Kelly Pedersen is accepting new clients for online therapy in Texas and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Austin, 10816 Crown Colony Dr Suite 100, Austin, TX, 78747.

Does Kelly Pedersen accept insurance?

Yes, Kelly Pedersen accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Cigna, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Kelly Pedersen offer?

Kelly Pedersen offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Kelly Pedersen offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Kelly Pedersen offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Austin, 10816 Crown Colony Dr Suite 100, Austin, TX, 78747.

Does Kelly Pedersen offer online therapy?

Yes, Kelly Pedersen offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Texas.

How quickly can I see Kelly Pedersen?

Kelly Pedersen typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Kelly Pedersen speak?

Kelly Pedersen conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Kelly Pedersen online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Kelly Pedersen online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.