Kelly Stever, LMHC
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I am an independently licensed mental health clinician. I hold a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Bridgewater State University and a Bachelors Degree in Philosophy and Human Rights from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.
I am deeply troubled by the power inequities in our world and see the therapeutic space as a place where these inequities can be acknowledged, examined, and challenged. I strongly advocate against the stigmatization of mental health issues and addiction and work to educate and empower affected individuals. I am particularly experienced with systemic oppression affecting women, low-income individuals, individuals with a history of addiction, DCF, or legal involvement.
I believe mindfulness practices like meditation and yoga transform individuals and communities and create a more peaceful, just, and joyful world. I have chosen to prioritize my continuing education in these areas with the indispensable help of Brown University and The Boston Center for Contemplative Practice.
I have spent most of my career in community counseling where I have had the privilege of working with countless individuals during some of the most difficult times in their life. When I reflect on those experiences, I am struck by the incredible resilience of the human spirit and the deeply inspiring heroism of individuals choosing to live with courage, compassion, and grace in the face of unimaginable suffering.
I offer sincere and heartfelt thanks to my family, educators, and mentors for so generously sharing their gifts, love, and patience so that I could do this work. And to my amazing clients, who inspire me everyday.