Kelsey Kilponen (she/her)

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, CA

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I have 5+ years experience working with youth, young adults, adults, caregivers, and entire family systems in community-based and school-based mental health settings. I have supported young people and their families with navigating life transitions; coping with chronic stress and complex trauma; cultivating hope and resilience through challenge; and advocating for their needs, rights and what they deserve within oppressive or dominating systems and institutions.

My Background and Approach

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at Foresight. I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work with an emphasis on violence prevention and trauma-informed practice at the University of Chicago. My approach blends formal theories of relationships, attachment and trauma healing practices along with grassroots, community-based understanding of social justice and collective liberation. I seek to build safe, authentic and attuned relationships with members and support them with identifying, practicing and integrating the skills needed to manage challenges or stressors in their lives. I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, foster care issues, caregiver support, issues impacting the LGBTQIA+ community, and personal growth.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Healing happens in relationships. The relationship we have with ourselves, with others, and with the larger community. I identify as a white, queer, cisgender woman, and I hope to develop healing relationships with members of all identities and backgrounds, focused on consent, care, trust, and choice. I additionally am a support to white-identifying individuals looking to unpack their whiteness and privilege in order to build or enhance the anti-racist practice in their lives, from a place of care and in accountability to Communities of Color. You deserve to heal & you deserve a healing relationship that feels like the best fit for you!

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Kaiser
  • Managed Health Network
  • Anthem
  • Humana
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • HealthNet
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Wellfleet
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Christianity
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English


888-588-8995 Email Kelsey
2710 Telegraph Avenue
Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94612

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