Kellie Gardner

(MS, LMFT)

About Me

Feeling depressed? Anxious? Stressed about life changes? Not getting along with your friends? Feeling peer pressure? The teen years can be so challenging for both kids and their parents. Having to balance school and a social life, while also trying to figure out who you are and what you want to be can be very overwhelming.

I truly believe in therapy because it works and everyone deserves to feel their best. I believe that everyone has the tools to feel better, but sometimes they might need a little help learning how to use these tools. That’s where I come in. Therapy is a special space where you can talk about and share difficult things for the first time with someone you trust where you won't feel judged. I believe that the relationship one has with their therapist is one of the most important things in their journey to feeling better and so I believe in being real and down to earth throughout the process.

I have been practicing as a therapist in California for the past 7 years with children, adolescents and young adults. I work with people experiencing a range of different things, including depression, anxiety, bullying, confidence issues, OCD, ADHD, and stressful life changes, among other things. I believe in finding the solutions to problems and not focusing on the past, but looking at what can be done now and in the future to change how we think, feel and respond to difficult situations that arise. I believe in helping clients create their own unique toolbox of techniques they can use to feel their best both now, but also to draw from in the future. I am a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist which is an empirically supported treatment model that I use in my practice.

If you think we might be a good fit, let me know! I would love to get started with you on your journey to feeling your best!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Reviews

Written by R.O. on Jun 04, 2019 after counseling with Kellie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She has been great. She is very patient and flexible. She knows when to just listen and let my issues breathe a little before she provides her opinion.

Written by T.R. on May 13, 2019 after counseling with Kellie for 4 months

Kellie has been a tremendous help to our son. In just 6 months we've seen so much progress! He feels completely comfortable talking to her and it's been great having an impartial professional that he can talk to. We're loving our counseling experience with Kellie and teen counseling has been a great solution for our family.

Written by B.R. on Mar 24, 2019 after counseling with Kellie for 2 months on issues concerning anger management, and coping with life changes

Shes amazing!