My Approach to Helping
Hello, my name is Dr. Brian Kelly (Ph.D.). I am a Licensed Psychologist in New York and Rhode Island. I have held various positions and had a very dynamic career with exposure to a host of populations and conditions. The most prominent component that comes to mind is rapport and therapeutic bond. If one cannot identify with their clinician, opening up and trusting can be tricky. Being vulnerable to your suffering and shortcomings is a difficult task but one worth undertaking. My focus is on assisting each individual with feeling accepted and supported while working to create change.
Psychotherapy can be a gentle art allowing you to be heard and understood while being assisted in clarifying resolutions. I specialize in problem-solving and creating a plan of action. Therapy is meant to build your capacity for self-reliance and foster courage, capability, perseverance, and indomitable spirit. This is a journey, not a destination. Explore it.
The story you tell will be heard during the session, and collaborative problem solving will occur. Change can take time; however, it should not feel as though you are lacking in assistance. We will work together to create a mutually agreed-upon plan for resolution and forward momentum throughout the journey. A clear path can be liberating.