Hi, I'm Kelly
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker, and a psychotherapist at Chamin Ajjan Psychotherapy. I am licensed to practice in New York, and registered to provide TeleHealth services for those located in Florida. I received my master’s degree in Social Work from the Graduate School of Social Service at Fordham University, and my bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Tennessee.
I practice a collaborative approach with every client (individual, couple or group), tailoring therapy to meet your unique goals. By engaging in continuing education, training, and supervision, I aim to stay informed in the ever growing field of psychotherapy. My goal is to continually strengthen and diversify my knowledge and skill sets so that I can best serve those I am working with day to day.
A few words about me
I believe in the benefits of therapy for all persons! My goal is to create a safe space for exploration, growth, and reflection for every individual. We all have different histories, needs, and goals, and therefore I will always do my best to meet you where you are today.
Therapy is a journey; your journey. I am grateful for the opportunity to help guide you through the process by utilizing techniques from various evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and others modalities, combined with building a strong therapeutic relationship. Working from a place of trust, support, empowerment and individuality tailored to you and your needs. I believe you are the expert on your own life and I welcome the opportunity to guide you in this process so that you are able to live a more fulfilling existence. Something we all deserve.
Why I became a psychotherapist?
From a young age, I was often a sounding board for those around me. It never felt like a chore, but rather a privilege to be other people’s safe space. As a young adult I began facilitating small groups for adolescents as a camp counselor, once again creating space, facilitating conversation, and helping folks navigate problems, intrusive thoughts, feelings and self-concept. Without knowing it at the time, I now understand that I was building a foundation for the path I would later choose as my career. After working in various industries and trying on many hats, I found myself seeking a vocation that would allow me to help others and have a positive impact on our world. I passionately believe that in working to be our best selves, our shared experience as a community is improved. As a psychotherapist, I am encouraged by the development each of us is capable of in our own unique way. We all deserve to live our most authentic and healthy lives, and I welcome the opportunity to help others remove the barriers keeping us from doing so.
Post Graduate Training
We value training, skill, authenticity and you!
Chamin Ajjan Psychotherapy is proud to be the Brooklyn, NY regional clinic with The National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC). NSAC was established with the intent of making the highest quality, evidence-based psychotherapy services to treat social anxiety available to those in need. We aim to do this through research, collaboration, dissemination to clinicians and educating the public. Visit NSAC here for more information.