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KELLY MCINTOSH, LCSW

Partnering with individuals, couples and families on the journey of healing and connection

Certifications:

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Specialized Trainings:

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples

 
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ARE YOU SEEKING CHANGE FOR YOURSELF OR IN A RELATIONSHIP?

I practice from a strengths based, attachment focused, culturally-informed perspective. I have advanced training in Emotionally-Focused Therapy and closely examine the role of relationships, culture, and connection in your life. I am also a certified EMDR therapist and integrate that model in my practice with the goal of re-establishing a felt sense of safety in the body after both acute and chronic/complex experiences of trauma.   

I believe that healing happens from a place of compassion and validation; that belief guides my practice and approach to building client relationships. I also believe in humor and showing up as a real human in the room with you. 

 

WHY THERAPY?

Making changes is challenging, and it's not something any of us can do alone. Together, we will create a safe space for you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, build on your strengths, heal, and work toward your hopes for the future. When we heal ourselves, we give that gift not only to ourselves but also to those we love.

The decision to pursue therapy is courageous and I respect that you are considering this journey - it's not easy, but it will be worthwhile. I'd love to schedule a consultation to see if this therapy relationship is the right one to help you reach your goals.

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MY SERVICES

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RELATIONSHIP AND COUPLES THERAPY

Humans are wired for connection, and it's devastating when we feel disconnected from the person/people we love the most. Relationship and couples therapy focuses on understanding and shifting those cycles we get stuck in so we can experience the connection we long for.

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

When we heal ourselves, we give that gift not only to ourselves but also to those we love. I have significant experience working with people who have experienced interpersonal/attachment trauma and ongoing stress, and the ways in which that impacts our relationship with self and others.

SPECIALIZED TRAUMA THERAPY

When we have experiences that overwhelm our ability to cope, or experience "too much, too fast," our bodies may be left on high-alert. I have specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is highly effective in helping the body move through and heal from traumatic experiences in a gentle, compassionate way.

 

LOGISTICS

SESSION LENGTH

Individual sessions are scheduled for 50 minutes.

Couples sessions are scheduled for 50 or 90 minutes. Please specify which session length you are seeking.

RATES

Individual session $130

Couples session $150

90-minute Couples session $200

*I offer 4 need-based sliding scale slots. All sliding scale slots are taken at this time.

INSURANCE

I am an in-network provider with BCBS PPO and United Commercial plans.


If you wish to use out-of-network benefits, services can be billed for you as well.

PLATFORM

I offer in-person therapy for clients who are fully vaccinated and feel comfortable coming to the office.


I also offer therapy via Zoom, a HIPAA compliant telehealth platform.

 

USEFUL RESOURCES

Some of my favorite books!

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TRAUMA AND THE BODY

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RELATIONSHIP THERAPY

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EXPLORING SELF: WHITENESS, LOVE, AND CULTURAL TRAUMA

My Grandmother's Hands, Resmaa Menakem

Born for Love, Bruce Perry

Attached, Amir Levine and Rachel Heller

All About Love, bell hooks

How to be an Antiracist, Ibram Kendi

 

GET IN TOUCH WITH ME

I would love to have the opportunity to see if this therapeutic relationship is the right fit to help you reach your goals. 

Reach out with questions or to set up a free phone consultation!

You can also find me on Psychology Today.

1228 Annunciation St
New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 233-9229

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