Colette Kelsey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) through the State of Oregon. Colette’s orientation is client-centered, and strengths-based is able to offer therapeutic support with a non-judgmental and empathetic approach. She believes that everyone experiences emotional distress in their lives, which can become overwhelming sometimes. Life and family situations, trauma, losses, and grief can all contribute to our distress. Sometimes when we feel emotionally overwhelmed, we can experience depression, anxiety, fear, have thoughts of self-harm, and turn to drugs, alcohol, and other destructive behaviors to cope. Colette believes that with support, we can recover, overcome obstacles, learn healthy coping skills, heal, and achieve a joyful life. She is dedicated to helping clients set and achieve their personal goals.
Colette completed a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at Portland State University in 2011. She completed undergraduate studies in Social Sciences and Women’s Studies at Portland State University. Colette has 20 years of experience working with clients in a variety of social work and counseling settings. Currently, as an Intensive Mental Health Specialist embedded in DHS, she works with a broad spectrum of people in crisis. She is trained in and utilizes EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Collaborative Problem Solving. As a Clinical Supervisor and mentor, Colette shares her expertise and dedication to serving people in crisis with post-graduate mental health providers working toward clinical licensure.