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Kelly Goldsteinholm

Kelly Goldsteinholm

Registered Associate MFT (AMFT 129139)
Supervised by Jennifer Rehor, LMFT, CST, C-SIT
Adult Individuals, Couples/Relationships
Daytime Rates (Weekdays before 5:00pm):
     Individual/Personal Therapy: $160 per session
     Couples/Relationship/Family Therapy: $180 per session
Appointments Available:
     Mondays: 9:00am – 5:00pm (In-Office or Telehealth)
     Tuesdays: 11:00am – 5:00pm (In-Office or Telehealth)
     Wednesdays and Fridays: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Telehealth)
     Thursdays: 11:00am – 5:00pm (Telehealth)
    Tuesday, and Thursday Evenings: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
*See Fees tab for more information about Evening Rates
Phone: (619) 832-6315
Email: Kelly@AffirmingTherapyCenter.com
Are you in an unhealthy relationship with yourself or with your body and need guidance to restructure your image and your behavior?
Are you looking for a queer, kinky therapist who can understand you because she has walked a path similar to your own?
Are you in the LGBTQ+ or kink community and want to explore your identity or various facets of yourself?
Life can be messy and complicated, I know. I know because I have learned — through my own lived experience — the importance of psychotherapy for healing from trauma. I am trauma-informed and trained in multiple modalities including EMDR, TF-CBT, CBT, and others. I provide a client-centered approach to therapy.
As my client, you will gain self-knowledge, healing, and new insight. You will learn relational skills to use in your present and future life, coping skills to utilize when you are stressed or anxious, and self-compassion to carry with you long past your time working with me.
I particularly enjoy working with clients who experience disordered eating because I am so passionate about helping others heal their relationships with their physical bodies and with their behaviors around food. I utilize a HAES approach, plus overall mindset towards food, body size, and holistic health.
My involvement in the kink/alternative lifestyle/ENM communities has taught me how hard it is to find a therapist who can work with someone without the kink/alternative lifestyle/ENM becoming the presenting problem. I get excited about working with clients who are within the LGBTQ+ and/or kink communities because my own lived experience can benefit them. In this same vein, I like working with people new to kink or ENM and helping them navigate issues of identity in this unique experience.
In all cases, I offer a safe space and a compassionate witness for your emotional experience.
I care deeply about my clients and hold hope for them while they learn to grow their own. I am funny, sarcastic, and sometimes a little bit irreverent, and I am skilled in gently using levity to aid my clients in truly looking at who they are and what they want and need. I do not ascribe to the traditional biomedical model’s view of therapy as therapist-directed: I walk beside my clients, not in front of them.
When you are my client, you are safe, I hear you, and I support you!