KELLY MCINTOSH, LCSW

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

Specialized Trainings:
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

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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 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. 

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.

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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 50 minutes in length.

Couples sessions are typically 50 minutes, but can be scheduled for 75 minutes, depending on need.

RATES

Individual session $120/hour

Couples session $140/hour

75-minute Couples session $165

*Sliding scale options are available - I am happy to discuss at any 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

At this time, due to COVID-19 protocols, 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 platforms.

 

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.

4011 Baronne St.
New Orleans, LA 70115

(504) 370-0676

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