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You are a story, do not become a word.

-Nayyirah Waheed

When you think about starting therapy what stereotypes or expectations come to mind?

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


It's relational. It's collaborative.  It's human.  

Often we are pointed to symptoms and 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,

over-functioning, and internalized perfectionism & 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 what it means to live an embodied life from a place of wholeness, imperfection and integrity.

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.

Check out my areas of passion and speciality below to see if we might be a good fit. I'm on my own deconstruction/healing journey, and honored to (un)learn alongside you.

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

*To learn more about my rates of service and other FAQs, click here.

My passions & specialities

I love working with clients who are:

  • Curious and committed to their process 

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

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

  • Adult children of emotionally immature, neglectful or abusive family systems

  • Adult children navigating estrangement with siblings or parents

  • Ready to break familiar cycles, but "don't know how"

  • Processing ambiguous loss or grief 

  • Curious about the "why" behind patterns in their relationships (attachment!)

  • Interested in deconstruction & reclaiming work around areas of identity and spirituality 

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

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

to be fully human, fully alive, is to be continually thrown out of the nest.

-Pema Chödrön

© Kenlee Valleskey LLC

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