Kelsey Harper (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Hi!!! I'm Kelsey (she/her) I'm a clinical posychologist and I specialize in working with survivors of trauma, BPD, and CPTSD

Clinical Psychologist in Santa Monica, CA

About My Clients

You’ve been struggling with overwhelming emotion, anger, frustration, sadness, fear, at times hopeless that you will ever feel grounded. Emotions hit you like unrelenting ocean waves, and you’re being tossed and thrown around trying to get above water for some air. You’re tired of feeling disconnected and disengaged from life, you want to feel secure in yourself and go after what you want. You want a life that feels good and important.

My Background and Approach

Through comprehensive DBT and trauma focused therapy, I’ll help you surf big emotional waves with safety and mastery, build healthy relationships, and connect to self compassion. DBT is a science backed therapy that focuses on building practical skills and strategies to regulate emotion, calm distress, build healthy relationships, and feel more grounded in yourself. DBT uses skills, radical acceptance, and dialectics to help people create safety and build a life worth living. I incorporate a trauma-informed approach that helps identify trauma symptoms, offer skills for soothing trauma symptoms, and processes to repair trauma memories. When I use DBT I start with setting clear goals together to target our therapy to what you are wanting to see change. We set a plan for skills to build and practice in real life, non-judgmentally understanding what’s interfering with these goals, and trouble shoot problem points. Over time, you’ll build a comprehensive set of skills to create change.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I’m a survivor and I believe trauma survivors are true badasses. We carry fierce power forged through recovering and reclaiming ourselves. I directly experienced the winding nature of the recovery journey. I witnessed how dominant culture strengthens and uses violence to traumatize and ultimately overpower true change makers. I could not stand by and watch the world turn away from us. After I healed my trauma and felt my real self return, I could not extinguish this fire burning within me. Connecting survivors makes us an undeniable force to truly dismantle violence and create a world of community healing. My own recovery galvanized me to change our world, and I built my practice to center the unique needs of trauma survivors. My work is fueled by that ever present fire, and my deep conviction that with each trauma survivor’s recovery we are all more liberated.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 18 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $265 - 265/session

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