ABT Counselor and Therapist Profiles

Kelsey Blankenship, MS, QDDP

Resident Counselor

SPECIALTIES:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Family and Parenting Issues

Issues:

  • Abuse (physical, sexual, financial, verbal, emotional, etc.)
  • ADD/ADHD & Behavioral issues
  • Addiction (pornography or sex, digital/gaming, gambling, etc.)
  • Adoption
  • Alzheimer’s / Dementia
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Developmental disorders
  • Domestic violence and abuse
  • Family Issues
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
  • Identity (ethnic / racial, gender, sexual, etc.)
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Learning disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • School issues (bullying, poor behavior or grades, text anxiety, etc.)
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Self-harm
  • Stress
  • Substance abuse
  • Suicidal tendencies or thoughts
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Weight concerns
  • Women’s issues
  • ABA Principles for behavior treatment

Kelsey received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Radford University and is currently a Resident in Counseling. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and teenagers with autism and their families. She also has experience working in crisis intervention / stabilization, behavior treatment, and in-school or in-home settings.

Kelsey enjoys working with children through teenagers and their families with a focus on children under 13. She can address behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, teen issues, family dynamics, crisis, and trauma. She uses various treatment modalities including person-centered therapy, CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, and brings in elements of play therapy and art therapy In sessions, Kelsey allows space for her patients to make decisions about and take control of their lives and their personal growth, while ensuring that skills and tools are introduced and used to help them on their journey.

Kelsey believes in creating a safe and non-judgmental space for patients to share about their lives and work towards their goals. Kelsey is available for both Telehealth sessions and in-person sessions. She would be honored to sit with you and hear your story while helping you identify goals to a happier, healthier you.

 

To schedule an appointment with Kelsey:

Ages of Patients:

  • Toddlers (0 to 6 years)
  • Children (7-12 years)
  • Teens (13-17 years)
  • Adults (18-64 years)

Modality:

  • Individuals
  • Families

 

Treatment Modalities:

  • Acceptance & Commitment
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Attachment-based
  • Biofeedback
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Compassion focused
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Culturally Sensitive / Multicultural
  • Dialectical Behavioral
  • Eclectic
  • Family counseling
  • Family systems
  • Integrative / Interpersonal
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Person-centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution-Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-based
  • Trauma focused / trauma informed