I have always struggled with taboo topics. I had questions about subjects that were not acceptable to talk about. I noticed that when I asked parents or teachers everyone would clam up, and there would be so much tension in the room.
Sex, sexuality, and intimacy are concepts that we spend a lot of time pondering, but have few places or people in our lives where these topics are acceptable to bring up. The truth is everyone has sexual and intimacy concerns, but society doesn’t help us sort this stuff out. Messages about sex are everywhere in advertising, but real honest sex education is lacking. This leaves us to feel that we are isolated and alone. This can cause inner turmoil for people, and I want to create a safe environment where people can discuss their desires, fears, dreams, and beliefs about themselves. I believe that personal growth and self reflection come from support, guidance, and nurturance.
I personally know what it is like to be in therapy. I have been in therapy on and off for over 10 years. It’s scary to look within, but it is also incredibly rewarding. We can work at your pace. Based on my experience, I feel pretty confident that I can sense when to push forward, and when to slow down.
Kelly graduated from Smith College School for Social work with an MSW, and received a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality from Widener University.