Inner Strength Psychotherapy

Enhancing well-being through compassion and science.

My name is Dr. Kelsey Laird and I am ready to help you learn skills to overcome life's challenges. Together, we can create a plan to enhance your well-being and establish new habits for long-lasting change.

My Approach

Have you ever had a therapist sit silently the entire session while you recounted your earliest childhood memories or what you did last week? This is not what you will get with me. I work collaboratively with you by asking questions and offering perspective.

My Specialities

Individuals in High-Demand Fields

Helping high-achieving individuals struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, and imposter syndrome increase their self-confidence and achieve their goals.

Chronic Health Issues

Helping individuals with chronic health conditions learn skills to reduce the impact of stress on their physical health.

Stressful Life Transitions

Helping individuals experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression find purpose, self-compassion, and lead fuller, more meaningful lives.

Compassion and Science

My integrative, client-centered approach is rooted in interventions that have been empirically validated through rigorous research and include cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness-based interventions, and acceptance and commitment therapy. 

Despite being a scientist, my approach is not sterile! I balance my use of evidence-based methods with empathy and compassion. I aim to cultivate an atmosphere of caring curiosity with the goal of increasing self-awareness, enhancing self-compassion, and establishing more effective strategies for coping with life’s challenges.

50-minute individual psychotherapy session (via secure videoconferencing): $400

Please note that I am only offering sessions via telehealth at this time.

I am not in-network with any insurance panels. If you have a PPO with out-of-network benefits, I can offer you a superbill for insurance reimbursement.

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FREE 25-minute consultation

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and split my time between San Francisco and Nevada City, CA. I obtained my Ph.D. and M.S. in Clinical Science from Vanderbilt University and completed my post-doctoral studies at UCLA. In addition to my work as a clinician, I am also a behavioral scientist.

With nearly 2 decades of research experience in psychology and neuroscience, I am well-qualified to provide guidance on what techniques are most empirically supported for improving outcomes in individuals similar to you.

Contact me
Location: San Francisco, California 94131

Phone : + 1 (310) 351-9353

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