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You are a story, do not become a word.

-Nayyirah Waheed

When you think about starting therapy what comes to mind?


For me, therapy is all about making space for us to show up as we are, wherever we are.


It's relational, collaborative, and systemic. It's messy, non-linear, human.

Often we are pointed to symptoms, binaries, or quick-fixes while neglecting the root.

For me, therapy is root work. 


I work with clients primarily from an Internal Family Systems, Somatic Attachment and contemplative approach. The process of embracing and navigating our stories is not simple, but like most things we want to avoid, is profoundly valuable within safe spaces that are the right fit, pace, and timing.


I’ve lived with my own set of stories from complex grief, attachment wounding,

internalized perfectionism, over-functioning and anxiety (to name a few). I am regularly on the other side of therapy and body work in my own personal life, committed to learning (and unlearning) what it means to live an embodied life from a place of all things human and wholeness. 

Bottom line: therapy is not another self-improvement hack or one size fits all, but instead an invitation to explore, get curious and build self-trust. A space where all of ourself belongs.


I'd love to meet you, and hear your story.

passion & specialities:

attachment + grief work

I love working with clients who are:

  • Curious, committed to their process & ready for change (even if scared as shit to do so!)

  • Suffering from chronic anxiety, perfectionism, people-pleasing or burnout 

  • Longing to trust and feel at home within themselves, their relationships & the world

  • Adult children of emotionally immature or estranged family systems

  • Curious about the "why" behind patterns in their relationships & intergenerational healing

  • Standing at a threshold: a transition, a new identity, the unknown messy-middles of life

  • Living with ambiguous loss or grief (death work for the living)

  • Interested in deconstruction & reclaiming work around areas of identity and spirituality, with deep respect to all beliefs and orientations

  • Open to a contemplative, embodied approach to change and transformation

  • Tired of talking surface-level symptoms and want to get at the root

The people I admire most aren’t the most healed ones.

The people I admire most are the honest ones.

The ones who let themselves stumble, fall, triumph, fail, grieve, love,

and be human out loud. 

-lisa olivera

© Kenlee Valleskey LLC

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