Kelsey Meltzer, MS

Resident in Counseling

In-Office Sessions: Richmond (map it)
Teletherapy for residents of: Virginia
In-Office Sessions:
 Richmond (map it)
 
Teletherapy for residents of:
 Virginia
Client Population(s):
  • Adolescent (14-17)
  • Adult (25+)
  • Young Adult (18-25)
Primary Modality(ies):
  • Feminist Theory
  • Mindfulness Based
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Sex Therapy

In our work together, I am committed to supporting the cultivation of a more empowered and fulfilled you! I believe that we are not exclusively distressed by external things, but by the thoughts and beliefs we take of them. Integrating my unique style and approach to relationships, I aim to help you explore and challenge these beliefs that no longer serve you. I am committed to creating a safe and affirming space that allows us to stay curious, explore, reflect, and grow to improve your relationship with yourself, others, and the world around you.

As a trained generalist clinician, my areas of interest are primarily focused on sexuality and sexuality-related issues. I consider sexuality as a natural and positive aspect of being human. My passion for counseling is rooted in empowering people with a perspective of sexuality that inspires a healthy relationship with their sexual selves. My specialization in sex therapy allows me to work with clients with a wide variety of sexual issues. I work to emphasize sexual freedom of thoughts, feelings, fantasies, and all healthy forms of sexual activity. I help individuals connect to and embrace their sexual and gender identities, work through sexual trauma, explore new levels of intimacy, and improve their overall sexual satisfaction.

My approach is mainly through Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), integrating feminist theory and mindfulness-based interventions. I believe in a practical and direct approach to relationships. Together, we will explore and identify the unique beliefs (attitudes, expectations, and personal rules) that are a gateway to unhealthy emotions and self-defeating/self-sabotaging behaviors. In our sessions, we will work closely so that you can learn how to examine and challenge unhelpful thinking patterns and adopt a more adaptive and self-serving thought process. I approach relationships from an LGBTQIA+ and kink affirmative lens, celebrating the diversity and fluidity of sexuality and gender.

More About Me:

A fellow queer-ally, I identify as a cat enthusiast and running activist. As a relentlessly curious and adventurous spirit, I love taking healthy risks in challenging myself to try new things. I have an upbeat and zesty personality. With my free time I enjoy baking bread, traveling solo, thrifting, surfing, spending time with my identical twin, and photography.

Specialty(ies):
  • Body Image
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gender/Sexual Identity (LGBTQIA+)
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Sex and Intimacy
  • Stress and Overwhelm
  • Trauma and PTSD
Education and Training:
  • Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Florida
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University
  • Published human sexology researcher
  • Certified in Mental Health Sexology from University of North Florida
  • Member of American Counseling Association (ACA), Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society (CSI), Association of Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness (ACSSW), and American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
Credentials:
Resident in Counseling
Prelicense:
VA 0704015211
Supervised by:
Amy Clay, LPC

I look forward to supporting your mental health journey.

If you are interested in scheduling a free consultation, please fill out the request form or call our office (703-534-5100) and request to speak to me.