Kelsey Harper, Psy.D.

Child and Adult Psychologist

310-938-4575
624 W 9th St. Suite 103 San Pedro, California 90731

About

Struggling with personality disorders can create significant obstacles in relationships with family, friends, colleagues, and intimate partners. Through committed Dialectical Behavior Therapy, I focus on calming distress, mending emotional wounds, and building serenity in order to access supportive relationships and sense of self. DBT treats chronic emotion dysregulation, ongoing and pervasive emotional experiences that are overwhelming, expansive, and cause impulsive and potentially harmful behaviors. Included with individual DBT, I offer phone coaching where my clients call me as a “coach” to get assistance in using skills out in their world – home, work, relationships, when and where skills are really needed.

I examine the role relationships play in a person’s life, and how these relationships shape identity and sense of self. I work with in individual and family therapy through an attachment-based approach to enhance resilience, repair relationships, and build coping skills to continue to progress throughout the lifespan.

Psychological testing can assess behaviors and symptoms for accurate diagnosis and often plays an integral role in setting effective treatment plans. I provide individualized psychological assessment and testing services for children, adolescents and adults that can advise effective treatment, support disability claims, and procure resources and public assistance.

Qualifications

Years in Practice: 10
School: Alliant International University (Master's Degree & Doctorate Degree)
Year Graduated:
License No. and State: PSY26415, CA

Issue

• Addiction/Substance Abuse
• Alcohol Abuse
• Anxiety
• Bipolar Disorder
• Coping Skills
• Depression
• Divorce
• Drug Abuse
• Dual Diagnosis
• Family Conflict
• Grief
• Life Coaching
• Oppositional Defiant Disorder
• Parenting
• Peer Relationships
• Relationship Issues
• Self Esteem

Cient Focus

Religious Orientation

Age

• Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
• Adults
• Children (0 to 5)
• Children (6 to 10)
• Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

• Coaching
• Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
• Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
• Interpersonal
• Mindfulness
• Motivational Interviewing
• Play Therapy
• Psychodynamic
• Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)

Accepted Insurance Plans

• Anthem Blue Cross
• ILWU
• Out of Network