Rick Kelly

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Rick Kelly

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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: $80 - $110 per session. Free 15 minute consultation. Currently not accepting health insurance but can provide superbill for partial reimbursement by your insurance provider.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


2220 St. George Ln.
Chico, California 95926

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My Approach to Helping

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS (trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, EMDR) Life seems to come with more challenges than we bargained for but when it's the same problem over and over again you know something has to give. Emotional wounds can be deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds and before we know it we're losing it over a broken pencil. Trauma, depression, and anxiety can turn our lives upside down where we don't feel like ourselves anymore (rude!); thankfully, it's not a life sentence and recovery is more than possible. Through our therapy together you can finally feel the freedom, security, and wholeness you long for.

My therapy uses a bottom-up and top-down approach. What does that mean? Bottom-up refers to the unprocessed pain stored in the body and helping you unearth, tolerate, and integrate your body and mind. Top-down refers to identifying beliefs and behavior patterns that are no longer serving you and giving you the tools to make lasting change. And believe it or not, change can be fun!

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

I am no stranger to mental health struggles and know intimately how it can feel like taking on Godzilla to do a once simple task or ask for help. I fought hard to transform myself and pull myself out but I discovered that the relationship with a therapist was the missing piece to moving forward. Having someone to tell my darkest thoughts and hold space for those was the foundation for accepting myself and opening up to all of the strengths I possessed. I'm thankful for these challenges as it's made me that much more passionate about mental health and grateful that I can use my struggles to help others. I can't wait to relate to you and share some laugh together :)

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Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in the treatment of trauma related issues of age ranges from 13+. LGBTQ+ friendly.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Isolation
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Doubt
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Trust Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic

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