Kelsey Laulainen (she/her)

MA, LMHC, Clinical Supervisor
Accepting Clients

I'm passionate about empowering & validating cis/trans women in their journey to discover their identity, love for themselves & find peace.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

My clients are cis and trans women who have experienced spiritual trauma or abuse in a church or religious group, or cult, and are interested in a holistic and mind-body approach to finding healing. I work well with clients who have an openness and curiosity to explore all the parts of themselves and are willing to invite me along their journey to healing.

My Background and Approach

I've always been interested in the healing power of relationship and it’s in this in-between space amongst two souls, where deep, meaningful, therapeutic work can occur. Based on the work of the philosopher, Martin Buber, current neuroscience research around Trauma and Attachment, and Relational Therapy I approach my therapeutic work with kindness, compassion, and complete positive regard for my clients. I believe therapeutic work can help individuals move through significant trauma, connect mind and body, modify ineffective ways of being in the world or relating with others, and adopt new ways of living in order to achieve a better understanding of who they are, and find peace. I work to explore my clients’ lives and stories in a safe and warm setting. In this space, you can move at a pace that is comfortable for you. Each person is unique, so I utilize a psychodynamic, client-centered approach, including customizing therapy according to your needs, comfort level, and circumstances.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that we often undervalue ourselves and underestimate our ability to love and to be loved. I believe that how we view ourselves is molded and shaped by our relationships: family, our religious or spiritual environment, god, teachers, friends. Therefore, I believe that only within relationship can healing occur. I believe anyone can find healing, regardless of sexuality, age, race, or gender. I believe cis-gender and non-cisgender women are overlooked and dismissed by our patriarchal society and it is our birthright to take up space in this world. I believe Black Lives Matter. I make it a priority to financially support organizations and groups that are fighting against systemic racism. I believe in making room for our LGBTQ+ community, especially those who have been harmed within a religious context. I believe in sex-positivity; that sexuality can thrive in non-monogamy and consensual BDSM. If you want to learn more about how I can help, send me a message or email.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $90 - 165/session

Info

(206) 414-8918 *24 Email Kelsey
2033 6th Ave
Ste 826
Seattle, WA 98121

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