Kelly Kneece, Intern

Kelly Kneece, LPC Intern

Kelly is a Counseling Intern working on her master’s degree at Oregon State University – Cascades, in Mental Health Counseling. She is working toward becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Counselors. Prior to being a master’s student in counseling, she completed a Masters in Science Education from OSU and Bachelors in Biology from Sonoma State University in CA. She was an academic advisor for college students for eight years at OSU in Corvallis, OR. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).

Her philosophy centers around the uniqueness of individuals, the interconnectedness of life, and the certainty that all of us at some point struggle. She uses a client-centered and collaborative approach when working with individuals. She works with clients to uncover patterns, beliefs, thoughts or emotions that may get in the way of moving toward goals, or is causing discomfort and pain. She incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness based techniques, as well as motivational and strengths-based problem solving approaches.

She believes that our individual personality, cultural background, biology, and beliefs lead us to move through the world in unique ways. She utilizes a holistic style to address client’s values, goals, areas they struggle with including depression, anxiety, and routine stress by creating a safe and supportive environment to explore these areas. She works with individuals, adolescents and families to help them gain tools and change patterns of thinking, feeling, and behavior to create positive changes in their life, at your own pace.