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

Women in High-Demand Fields

Helping high-achieving women struggling with anxiety and perfectionism increase their self-confidence and live fuller, more meaningful lives.

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 while undergoing life transitions.

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: $250

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. Please contact me for more information.

FREE 25-minute consultation

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in San Francisco, CA. I obtained my Ph.D. and M.S. in Clinical Science from Vanderbilt University and my B.A. in Psychology from 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 have been most helpful for individuals struggling with issues similar to yours.

Contact me
Location: San Francisco, California 94131

Phone : + 1 (424) 401-3886

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