Kelsey (she/her) is a counselor, artist, and advocate dedicated to social and environmental justice, LGBTQ+ visibility and inclusion, and promoting equity in mental health services. As a clinician, Kelsey is interested in integrating creativity, spirituality, and experiential learning as a way to provide inclusive, affirming, and person-centered therapy. She believes in the power of art and the restorative potential of re-connecting with our natural world. Kelsey began her career in mental health in 2014 as a crisis counselor working with survivors of sexual assault in acute trauma in Chicago ER rooms. She has since acquired experience working in psychiatric hospitals, detox units, and Family Justice Centers in addition to non-profit organizations and luxury drug and alcohol treatment facilities. Kelsey is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA, 2013) and is currently completing her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA. She is a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CADC-I) with specialized training and certification in experiential art therapy, crisis intervention, trauma, and addiction studies. When she is not in her studio or working with clients, she can be found falling off surfboards, climbing on rocks, and dreaming of becoming a river guide.