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Kelsey Williams
She/Her/Hers

Online & In-Person

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About me

HEART-CENTERED HEALING FOR MIND+BODY+SPIRIT.
Therapy for humans seeking compassionate, curious, & connected relationships with themselves, others, and the cosmos around us.

Hi there! I’m Kelsey, and I’m so glad you landed here. I’m a professional counselor associate, meditation teacher, and cosmic explorer living in Portland, Oregon. I started Cosmic Reflections because I wanted to create a healing space that I felt was missing from the mainstream, and that shared all the tools that have been essential in my own healing journey. A sacred space that combines the empowering science of mental health, the sense of interconnectedness that spirituality fosters, and the understanding of self that a reflective practice like meditation helps to grow. Welcome in. Our work together can look like traditional talk therapy, or can include explorations of meditation and what spirituality means to you. It's your journey!

My therapeutic style is relational, nurturing, and experiential, with a dash of humor and a sprinkling of science-enthusiasm. I seek to be my genuine, human self in our time together and to provide a truly nonjudgmental space where you can feel free to discover and be wholly, authentically you.

My therapy philosophy is grounded in compassion, relational neuroscience, and systems-based and strengths-based perspectives. Some of my favorite tools in the therapy toolbox are mindfulness, narrative therapy, somatic therapy, and parts work. These tools & frameworks help us understand our selves and our experiences, and quiet the voices of shame, guilt, and should-haves. This creates space for us to focus on understanding the experiences and contexts that have made you into who you are, the survival mechanisms that have kept you alive in this world, and how you can offer yourself compassion through it all.

My way of being is also rooted in existential-humanism, understanding the power of the mind, and spirituality. We do have the power to gently shift how we see and interact with ourselves and respond to life, and this helps us to find meaning and purpose in life and to feel connected to the world around us. I believe in identity-affirming care, even as we explore ideas of interconnectedness.

I believe that healing happens interpersonally (with others) through relationship experiences of feeling seen, heard, and accepted just as we are. I also believe that healing happens intrapersonally (with self) through intentionally going inwards. What this means for our work together is that we will use traditional talk therapy and our relationship as tools for healing, and I will also be encouraging you to slow down and communicate with yourself. Our time together will help you feel supported in your relationship with yourself as you engage in your healing work outside our time together too.

I hold a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University and a 350-hour certification as a meditation teacher. My meditation background and training includes traditions of mindfulness, various forms of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Yogic traditions. My spiritual background and education is varied, but I’ve spent the most time with philosophies of Daoism, Buddhism, Hinduism/Yoga, Western astrology, and Celtic/Northern European magical traditions. I love learning and I support spiritual sovereignty. I welcome your spiritual beliefs, traditions, and practices into our sacred space as we explore what spirituality means to you.

I believe in cultural humility, human dignity, and cultivating a safe and sacred space for healing, connection, and transformation for all. I also believe in identity-affirming care, even as we explore ideas of interconnectedness. It’s my honor to walk alongside you on this journey. If anything here resonated with you, please reach out! You are not alone.

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Specialties and clinical interests

Therapy types

Community specialties

Faith-based specialties

Years in practice

5

Types of clients

  • Adults (18+)
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Parents & Caregivers

Languages

  • English

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