Bobbi Kelsey, LMSW

Education & credentials

  • Fully licensed clinical social worker, State of Michigan (LMSW)
  • Master of Social Work from the University at Buffalo in New York
  • Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Utah State University with minors in Sociology, and Family, Consumer, and Human Development
  • Law and Society Area Studies Certificate
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy trained

Philosophy

My philosophy for therapy comes from a place of caring for the person as a whole. This includes mind, body, and spirit as well as consideration and attention to past and present conditions and our interpersonal relationships and connections. We each have our own life’s journey and I believe we can all use some extra help at one point or another along that journey. I see it as a privilege when I get to be the person who is a catalyst for someone else to get that help or to grow or to make the changes they need to in order to better themselves and their lives. Each person is the expert on his or her own life and I believe in a collaborative effort in working together to get the client to where they want to be.

Personal Statement

I hope to be able, in some small way, to help alleviate some of the discomfort or stigma associated with mental health therapy. Our body’s natural inclination is to heal itself. If we get a cut, it will bleed, we can bandage it, and in time it will heal. Sometimes we need a little more support for the healing to occur. For example, if you break your leg do you stick a band aide on it and call it good or do you go to a doctor? The doctor cannot heal your leg immediately, but he can put a cast on and provide other measures to help your body heal. I view therapy as another resource and support for individuals who may need additional help in order to heal or who want to improve their overall wellbeing. If we don’t hesitate to see a primary care doctor when there is a need, I hope we can also get to a place where we don’t hesitate to see a mental health professional when there is also the need.

Special Interests

  • Adolescent social, emotional and behavioral issues
  • Trauma
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Borderline Personality
  • Self-esteem/assertiveness issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Adjustment to life transitions and stressors

About me

What do you love doing more than anything in the world?
Camping and spending the day out on the water at Bear Lake with food, friends, and family.

What is the self-care strategy you use most often?
Utilizing my support system of people who help build me up.

What was your dream job when you were in elementary school?
Archeologist.

What is your favorite movie of all time?
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (Mel Brooks)

Describe your ideal vacation? Has it happened yet?
Traveling to Australia with my good friend and both of our families. It hasn’t happened yet.

What is the most delicious meal you can imagine?
The jalapeno popper burger, fried pickle spears, and fries (with fry sauce!) from Hi Mountain Drug in Kamas, Utah with a Fizzy Saber Tooth to drink.

 

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Schedule & Appointments

If you're interested in scheduling a new client appointment with Bobbi Kelsey, call 810-494-7180

If you are an existing client of Bobbi Kelsey's and need to reach her directly, call her 734-636-0188