Kelsey Abiera, MA, ALMFT
Kelsey received her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Wheaton College. During her time at Wheaton, she completed her clinical practicum at a private practice providing therapy for individuals, couples, and families with a variety of presenting issues. Prior to attending graduate school, Kelsey worked with children and families as a foster care case manager and adoptions specialist.
Kelsey’s areas of interest include play therapy, couple's therapy, traumatic experiences, and spirituality. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet the needs of each individual and family that she serves, including experiential, narrative, and solution-focused frameworks. In addition, she has completed an externship to receive specialized training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
Therapeutically, Kelsey is passionate about healthy relationships. She strives to establish a nurturing and collaborative connection with each client to help them feel supported as they share their hurts and longings. She believes that all behaviors make sense in light of an individual’s attachment needs and that each individual has the internal strength and resources needed to grow and thrive.
Kelsey’s love for play and storytelling shows up in her lifestyle; she enjoys playing volleyball, taking walks with friends, or getting lost in a good book. She also likes rummaging for hidden gems at thrift stores and savoring a good cup of coffee with her husband.