Kelly Blaylock

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Kelly Blaylock

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 135788
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

Free Initial Consultation

Offices

San Diego, California 92123

My Approach to Helping

Our life experiences often impact the way we perceive ourselves, communicate with others, and even how we think. Maybe you are finding it difficult to recover after a disagreement with a loved one or your partner and can't seem to figure out why. Maybe you have noticed that you spend most of your free time worrying about social interactions, your health, or everything you can think of, and it seems like nothing has helped to stop it. Maybe you recently went through a breakup and have found it difficult to process how you feel about yourself and look forward to your new future. You are left feeling hopeless, frustrated, and defeated.


Together, we will work as a team to navigate these issues. We will explore your emotions, identify a potential root cause or pattern that has come up in your life that may be contributing to the problem, and identify helpful tools for you to use in your communication not only with others, but with yourself. I have almost 5 years of experience working with couples and individuals on these topics, and my approach is warm, friendly, casual, and non-judgmental. I will highlight your strengths in session, especially in moments where that inner critic tries to take over, and ensure you are in a validating and empowering environment. I use a combination of evidence-based therapy modalities, mindfulness, and a conversational approach to structure our therapy sessions.

Finding the right therapist can be overwhelming. I invite you to chat with me for an initial consult to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about the process, as well as determine if we would be a good match to work on your goals together. One of the most important aspects of therapy is the relationship between the client and therapist.

More Info About My Practice

Take a look at my website to learn more about me and the services that I offer.

At this time, I am telehealth only with weekday morning availability starting as early as 7am. The session times that I offer work well for early risers who enjoy starting their day with a therapy session, have a busy schedule throughout the weekday, or anyone who has a personal schedule that prevents them from being available for an early evening session.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Studies show that one of the most important aspects for therapy to be helpful is a strong relationship between the client and the therapist. This is why I believe in a collaborative approach with my clients, and welcome transparent communication throughout the therapy process to check in and discuss any potential issues with the course of treatment. It is always important that you are in a warm, non-judgmental, and validating space when meeting with your therapist.

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

We go to the doctor when we are feeling sick, we take our pets to the vet, and our cars to the repair shop when they need maintenance. None of these actions are ever considered "weak" or "flawed" and yet there is still a great stigma on going to therapy and working on our mental health. Therapy is an important and vital part of personal maintenance and an amazing supplement to managing conditions that impact physical health such as sleep difficulties, stress, and anxiety as well as improving interpersonal relationships and self-esteem. The hardest part of going to therapy is making that initial contact to get started, but once you make that move, the inner change that happens is worth it.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Individuals having difficulty managing their anxiety including overthinking, social anxiety, difficulty setting boundaries, and spending a lot of time focusing on their anxiety throughout the day. Individuals who are going through a recent life transition such as a recent breakup, starting or ending college or a new job, or changes to their family dynamics. I also work with couples who have difficulty communicating during and after a disagreement, feeling disconnected and frustrated, and difficulty expressing and understanding one others' emotions.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Individuation
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy

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