"When we have the courage to ask for help, we have the ability to access our authentic selves and live the life we want."
Kelley Stevens is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Westlake Village and Claremont, California. Kelley specializes in working with teens, young adults, and families. She received her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University and her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Carleton College.
Prior to working in private practice, Kelley worked with adults and teens struggling with a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, personality disorders, OCD, psychotic disorders, and substance abuse issues. Kelley has worked with teens, adults, and their families in inpatient, outpatient, and hospital-based programs.
Kelley creates a space where teens and adults feel safe to discuss and create change. Kelley partners with her clients to help them find the strength, hope, and resiliency to overcome challenges. She believes that life's challenges are an opportunity to explore current barriers, identify new goals, and work toward achieving long-term life goals.
Kelley served as an adjunct faculty member in Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Kelley's love for helping clients achieve their goals inspired her to teach aspiring therapists. Kelley has a passion for helping clinicians develop both clinically and professionally.
Kelley grew up in Santa Barbara, California and she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Kelley spends every moment she can outdoors and loves biking, camping, canoeing, and just being in nature. She loves doing yoga, hiking, and playing at the beach with her dog, Penny.
It doesn’t get much better than summer in Southern California. With long days, warm nights, and trips to the beach, summertime is a fantastic opportunity to reset and relax.
Despite all the perks of a being a So-Cal resident, months without school or regularly scheduled activities can invite a lot of downtime for teens on break from school…
Exciting news! This summer, I am opening a second office in Santa Barbara, California. I will still have my office in Westlake Village, but I’m adding two days a week a bit further north in Santa Barbara. I’m looking forward to serving teens, young adults, and families in Santa Barbara and Westlake Village this! Thank you all for your support in this endeavor.
Most of us have had the experience of jitters before, during, or even after a test. Certainly, a certain amount of nervousness in the face of something that can feel both challenging and critical is reasonable, sometimes even helpful. But for some students, test taking can invite a level of fear that completely paralyzes their ability to perform and can render all that essential studying useless…
If you find yourself interested in meditation, but daunted by the task of meditating itself, classes can be a fun (yes, I have had fun in meditation class before!), informative, and necessary part of developing a rewarding mindfulness practice. Read on for some of the best meditation spots in the Los Angeles and Conejo Valley!
Sometimes teens get lost in the craziness of Valentines Day. Check out these two local resources specifically designed for teens in the Conejo Valley. One is a Teen Paint Night at Art Trek and the other is a Valentines Day Dance at the Thousand Oaks Teen Center.
Letting go of control is difficult. In relationships, we often want to control the way our partners, children, or friends act, think, and feel. Check out my most recent blog post for five tips on how to stay on your side of street.
Check out this post for 5 tips on how to support your teen while they are in therapy.
Hi Friends. Check out this short blog post on my favorite poem about recovery and finding your own voice.
Click here for a free (and funny) printable that will help you stay present!
Sometimes finding time for self care is a challenge. I recently created this self care schedule to help my clients and friends carve out time for themselves.