Kelsey Bickford

Kelsey Bickford, LMFT

Kelsey is passionate about helping people use times of transition and difficulty as opportunities to transform themselves and their relationships. She believes that with collaboration, genuine curiosity, and a safe, nonjudgmental environment, we can reimagine ourselves and others to uncover new solutions.

Trained in family systems therapies, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, Kelsey combines a postmodern approach that examines how dominant cultural and family stories can make us feel stuck and disempowered, with behavioral interventions that help us forge pathways to change.

Kelsey works alongside individuals and couples, partnering with her clients to gain understanding and create change. She has experience working with a diverse range of people and circumstances, spanning a variety of cultural backgrounds, races, sexualities, genders, and classes, and believes curiosity is key to empathy and understanding.

Kelsey received her bachelor’s degree in Adolescence Education and English from Houghton College, and her master’s in marriage and family therapy from Iona College. She has enjoyed working with LGBTQ individuals, couples, and families, and her work in the nonprofit sector counseling families in crisis. Kelsey has a particular passion for creating social change for the LGBTQ community and working with couples. Kelsey is kink positive and affirming of polyamorous relationship structures and consensual nonmonogamy.