Erin Kelly,MA, LMFT

Erin Kelly,MA, LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage & Family Therapist - LF 60702127
Secondary Credential: Marriage & Family Therapist - LMFT 46710
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $135 per 45-minute individual session or 90-minute group session; $165-180 per 55 to 60-minute session; Free 15 minute initial phone consultation


400 S. Jefferson St.
Suite 451
Spokane, Washington 99204

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My Approach to Helping

I know that choosing a therapist is a big decision. It's important to find someone who you feel you can connect with and who understands what you want from therapy. I am interested in helping you create more of the life you want. Sometimes we know what the barriers are and other times, we don't. Sometimes we know, but we don't have the experience or the skills to make the necessary changes. In my work, I like to find the right combination of skills, techniques, and practices for each individual. I have found through my own experience that the more I can accept the present moment as it is, the more I can then move forward in my life and step into my preferred ways of being. When we can slow down and begin to see our problems with clarity and without judgment, we invite the parts of our brain that are better at reasoning, problem-solving, and compassion to come on board. We exit out of "fight, flight, or freeze" mode and re-engage with our natural wisdom. I would feel honored to accompany you on this path, providing support, teaching you new skills, encouraging you, and holding you accountable to the changes you want to make. As a DBT therapist, I am constantly balancing acceptance and change. While there is rarely perfect harmony, our experience is steadied by the constant movement back and forth, like a tree swaying in the wind. To me, this is the heart of life.

More Info About My Practice

Throughout my career, I have enjoyed working with teens, young adults, and their families. I provide Comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to teens and young adults and other mindfulness and cognitive-based therapies to those who don't need the structure of DBT. As a woman, I am also passionate about supporting other women who are searching for greater compassion, authenticity, and tenderness toward themselves and their experiences.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Because of my DBT training, I help those who struggle to regulate their emotions become more effective and skillful in this area so that they can lead a life that is congruent with their personal desires and goals. In this work, one of the main components is building a life worth living. If you are self-injuring or feeling suicidal, I address this first. I will also work to reduce behaviors that interfere with therapy itself, or with the quality of your life.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Therapy is like exercise for the brain. You would never say that needing to go to the gym to get stronger means you are weak or flawed. Why would mind/brain exercise be any different? Learning to engage different parts of your brain and learn how your mind works makes you stronger, more capable, and easier to be around. Who doesn't want that?

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Young adults, some of whom have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, or who have been told they have "traits of BPD."

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviorism
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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