KELSEY WEGENER, LISW-S
Kelsey Wegener, MSW, LISW-S (she/her/hers) is a white, straight size, queer, cisgender woman. She utilizes a creative and individualized approach to therapy. Kelsey believes wholeheartedly that the way we experience, perceive and interact with the world is heavily influenced by our individual experiences and all “problem behaviors” are just attempts at survival. Her approach is strengths-based and rooted in the theories behind Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS), but she strongly believes that therapy is a collaborative process and treatment should be tailored to the individual. Because of this, she often integrates skills and interventions from a variety of therapeutic approaches. Kelsey is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Expressive Arts Therapy, and often utilizes these approaches in her work. Kelsey strives to create a trauma-informed space in which individuals can feel safe enough to take the first steps on the path toward healing. She uses humor, transparency, creativity, and direct feedback to cultivate the therapeutic relationship necessary to do this important work.
Much like Kelsey’s therapeutic style, her approach to supervision is collaborative and creative. She attends to each supervisee’s unique needs and developmental level. Kelsey believes that trust, safety and honest communication is at the heart of every successful supervisory experience, and therefore works to co-create a trusting relationship with all of her supervisees. Kelsey believes in and provides a balance of challenge and support in supervision. She will celebrate your strengths and wins, while also exploring important growth edges. Kelsey believes that self-care and setting appropriate professional boundaries is imperative for a successful counseling career. Therefore, she is always excited (sometimes annoyingly so) to explore what this needs to look like for each supervisee she works with!
Kelsey received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. She then relocated to Ohio and obtained a Masters of Social Work from The Ohio State University. Although trained as a generalist clinician, Kelsey has a particular interest in working with survivors of trauma and interpersonal violence, family of origin concerns, anxiety, self-esteem and body image concerns, and with members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community. Outside of work, Kelsey loves to be outside. She loves to cycle, rock climb, hike, and swim. When forced to be indoors, you can find Kelsey making art, listening to music, and/or reading way too many presidential biographies.
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board License #: I.2002496-SUPV