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Mollyrose Kelly, MA, LCPC, CCTP, Psychotherapist

Mollyrose Kelly, LCPC, is a practicing psychotherapist and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) with training in trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She specializes in working with adults, young adults, and teens that have experienced anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, and trauma and its related symptoms. Ms. Kelly has experience providing individual, group, and family therapy to adults and children, with a specific focus on trauma and survivors of sexual assault in a community mental health center.  She has also worked in an inpatient setting with adult women experiencing co-occurring addiction and mental health difficulties.


Ms. Kelly received her BS in psychology at the University of Illinois-Urbana, and her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Trauma and Crisis Intervention at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

For a practice philosophy, Ms. Kelly believes that continually experiencing difficulty, loss, or hardship, creates an entrenchment in the situation, and that lack of whole-picture perspective creates a feeling of inescapability. She believes that we do not need to feel trapped in old patterns, cycles, ways of thinking, or ways of living. Her practice is based on the certainty of human growth and hope.  As we learn to focus our attention on what helps us, we experience a cycle of growth and hope that progressively develops into our best selves.  In therapy, she creates a healthy balance between sharing, making connections, and collaboratively strategizing to address problems, easing hurts and generating change.  She enjoys working with individuals who want to take an active role in their own growth.  


Part of her practice is skill development.  While she draws on therapeutic modalities, such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), she aims increase attention on past successes to build on strengths and create unique strategies.  In this way, she helps develop the abilities needed to safely explore and ease sources of pain, and develops competencies to tackle new opportunities.  We cannot change the past, but we can change the story we tell ourselves, and find value in it.  In doing so, we may begin to give ourselves credit for our courage, diligence, self-love and self-respect, and to see more of those qualities in others.


Finally, Ms. Kelly highly values client feedback. The therapeutic relationship is the greatest indicator of potential progress in therapy. Using client input increases the likelihood of meeting needs, thus creating a relationship built on trust and purpose.  

Accepted insurance: Aetna, BlueCross and BlueShield, Cigna & Optum

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