Kiesa Kelly PhD

Narrative of Services:

My telepsychology pratice started in 2023 and specializes in OCD and anxiety disorders, which encompasses about 75% of current cases. I am part of PSYPACT and can practice in 36 states. I offer both ERP+ACT and Inference-based-CBT (I-CBT) for treatment of OCD. Between graduate school, internship, and my new practice, I estimate that I have worked with approximately 30 clients with OCD or OC-related disorders. I regularly participate in training and work with consulting groups. I look forward to working with more clients who would benefit from this specialized care.

Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders:

My intake process screens for a wide range of commonly occuring psychological disorders. When there are co-morbidities with OCD, the client and I prioritize the order of treatment. I specialize in anxiety disoders (e.g., panic, generalized, social), depression, and insomnia.

Training Description:

I completed my PhD in Psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 2003. As part of my training, I completed supervised practicum work at the University’s Anxiety Disorders Clinic, which offered intensive outpatient ERP-based therapy for children, adolscents, and adults with OCD, hoarding, and anxiety disorders. My training with OCD, anxiety disoders, trichotillomania, etc., continued on internship at the University of Florida. I think sered as a professor for 16 years. I opened a practice in 2023 and have been participating in training in Inference-based CBT as well as regular consulting groups on this topic and ERP.

Diversity Statement:

My practice is new and growing. I welcome individuals from all backgrounds, including race, religion, gender, and sexuality.

In between completing my PhD and starting my private practice, I served as a professor and department chair at an historically Black university for a total of 16 years. While not providing direct clinical service, our department was a leader in multicultural training in Counseling Psychology and the majority of the students and colleagues I worked with were Black/African American. We also had large immigrant, international, and Muslim student populations. Being culturally humble and engaging in the continuous pursuit of cultural competence is integral to my personal and professional identity.