Kelly Harrison is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) for the state of North Carolina. Since 2010, she has had diverse work experience in the academic and clinical setting treating a wide variety of issues. Her clinical experience includes treating the following areas: ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, couples therapy, family therapy, trauma, women’s issues, grief, life transition issues, and matters of faith. She works with adolescents (age 12 and up), adults, couples, and families.
She is passionate about helping couples and families improve communication, rebuild trust, resolve conflict, and co-parent effectively. Often times, a break-down in communication leads to individual family members feeling misunderstood, distrustful, and unloved. These things often can be resolved through conjoint couple or family sessions. She approaches therapy from an eclectic perspective, using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Family Systems, and Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy. She also integrates faith-based counseling upon request.
Kelly graduated cum laude with a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in January 2013 and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Tennessee. Kelly is an EMDR Certified Therapist with EMDRIA and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with the International Association of Trauma Professionals. She also has completed an Externship and Core Skills for Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy through the Carolina Center for EFT as well as training from the Beck Institute on using Cognitive Behavioral techniques for weight loss.
She is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, North Carolina Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, EMDR International Association, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), and Psi Chi Honor Society.
Kelly accepts the following insurances: BCBS (except Blue Local and Blue Value), Aetna, Cigna, and Tricare