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Resilience Counseling and Wellness
The Resilience Project LLC, Atlanta, GA
Mission: To offer life counseling and wellness services with therapeautic approaches that help you navigate through, and benefit from, personal challenges.
Providing tools and therapeutic space to:
-nurture your spirit
-encourage your mindset
-evolve your emotional well-being
-align your existential human experience
"It's the therapeutic relationship for me."
Clarity of the issues, problems, patterns affecting one's life
Skills, resources, and tools for an ever evolving you
Reduced distress and other destructive life patterns
The want, the will and the choice to find alignment in your life
Vision: To guide people in transforming personal challenges into life-enhancing opportunities.
"Resilience is what gives people the psychological strength to cope with stress and hardship. It is the mental reservoir of strength that people are able to call on in times of need to carry them through without falling apart."
"My Counselor Said..."
January Welcomes You!
Goals... Resolutions... Lists...
Entering a new year can be exciting!
Many of you have been setting goals and crushing them alllll year....
Making promises to yourself daily to keep you inspired....
and Creating lists to keep you focused and organized.
This month... the focus is to go from the "To Do" list to the "To Feel....To Be..." list!
What do I want to feel today?
What is it that I look forward to being today?
How can I be my best self today?
What will allow me to feel joyful (happy, peaceful, beautiful, etc) today?
Each day and moment is a new opportunity.
Show yourself grace this month as you work to feel and be and accomplish the lists, goals, and resolutions.
See you in session.
Mrs. Kendra (Witherspoon) Kelly, LPC, NCC, MPH
Greetings ! Peace and wellness to you !
I look forward to getting to know you and here’s a bit about me.
I am a Military Veteran (Army and Air Force) of 16.5 years. This professional experience has allowed me to have a range of fortitude, discipline and altruism that steers my commitment to service and community wellness.
With over 25 years of experience in the world of performing and creative arts, I’ve danced, acted, created, and coordinated/directed in many artistic projects.
I completed my Bachelor's degree in Humanities and Social Science and Master's degrees in both Professional Counseling and Public Health Promotion with concentration in community wellness and efforts to dissolve wellness disparity gaps through health prevention and wellness maintenance efforts.
I've been in the field of social services and mental health since 2009, with 2 years prior working in special education. I have been Licensed and Certified in professional counseling since 2014 in Georgia, USA.
Over the years, I’ve gained exposure and experience to many therapy modalities and alternative healing approaches.
With almost a decade of foster care/social work experience with adolescent and young adult trauma work, parenting supports and skills building, and adult counseling in life transitions, interpersonal effectiveness, mood management, and life skills, I specialize in helping people identify and achieve their personal goals by coping with the challenges that are causing them distress, anxiety, and pause. I take honor in helping guide the progress and success of my clients, and look forward to being a part of your evolving journey.
I share presence/hold space within communities that are, LGBTQ+, sex positive, and those within various relationship structures.
Aside from counseling and coaching, I have an ongoing engagement and presence with local and national film projects, TV, online streaming platforms and apps, and community/live events through dance, fitness/wellness, fashion/figure modeling, advocacy and human rights, and other forms of creative, healing, entertainment purposes.
I enjoy creative and leisure time with my wife, dog, and 2 cats and LOVE a good laugh, traveling, fitness and exercise, and all things art. Time in nature and in solitude, meditation, dance and music are important to me and a part of my personal wellness practice.
I am honored to be a part of your wellness
journey with you.
Tele-health Based Private Practice
Psychotherapy and Professional Holisitc Life Counseling
I work primarily witih adult women with specializations in life stressors/transitions, interpersonal relationships, mood management, emotion regulation, personal development, and purpose and passion exploration.
I offer holistic life counseling services that will nurture your spirit, help you overcome personal challenges, and allow you to achieve your individual life goals. I cater to each of my client’s personal needs in order to unlock their full potential.
Creative /Entertainment Industry Professionals
Align your work-life balance
Entertainment Professionals: Film, Stage, Music, Art, Sports professionals .....You may have to balance your talent/gifts & "regular" life.
Sometimes in the midst of embodying the roles of your profession and passion, life happens.
Maybe it is a feeling of being drained or uncertain and needing a space to vent, be heard, and gain clarity in your life. Sometimes it is vicarious traumas from the work you do (i.e. team stress or acting roles). Challenges to self image and confidence may affect your ability to show up authentically. Your relationships change or old wounds become more apparent.
Lets connect and do the work to heal and center yourself.
Individual Psychotherapy and Counseling for Adults
Guidance & Inspiration
Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations. With these sessions, you’ll take part in psycho-education to learn more about the signs and symptoms you’re experiencing and how to assert your power of choice, communication, and care in whatever life may throw at you. You may spend time unearthing past experiences, addressing present issues, and looking forward to what is to become.
The work you will do focuses on building self-esteem and self-concept, increasing tools/skills/resources to cope, and decreasing disruptive actions & thought patterns while fostering creativity, self-love, personal insight and emotional intellect.
DISCREET and CONFIDENTIAL space for those in high profile positions & distance Tele-health counseling sessions to save on time and travel. I offer therapeutic space and time for you to express and evolve so you can get back to doing what you love from a healthy, more grounded space that works for you. Flexible sessions time during the week daytime hours.
Relax. Release. Relief.
Energy Massage (hands off-Reiki) and Guided Meditation.
Give yourself the opportunity of guided stillness...mindfulness...and healing.
Reiki and Guided Meditation
Starting at $22/ 20 minutes
These services take place via video from the comfort of your home.
Personal Fitness and Health Coaching
Mind. Body. Spirit
This service is a favorite among many of my clients as an addition to the keys to a happier, healthier life. My role is to connect you with my Health and Exercise Professional to give you the tools and techniques to achieve a balanced and fulfilling perspective of YOU.
These services can take place via video from the comfort of your home or other personal outdoor space.
I am partnered with a Fitness MasterTrainer, and I am a Group Fitness Trainer in training studying under National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC) specializing in dance and movement wellness.
Packages starting at $99
Specializing in :
Women, Female Identifying, Androgynous, Two-Spirit Folx
Open Relationships/Non-Monogamous/Poly-Am friendly and knowledgeable
Sex Worker, Sex/Body-Positive, Kink/BDSM friendly and knowledgeable
**Level I Reiki
**NAFC group fitness certification (in progress)
Therapy Approaches Utilized
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Frequently Asked Questions
What are common goals of counseling?
Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
Developing skills for improving your relationships
Improving your self-esteem and self-concept
Increasing creativity and motivation
Managing impacts from past trauma and unproductive relationships
Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that linger from past circumstances
Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
Navigating emotional challenges and distress
Improving communications and listening skills
Changing unproductive behavior patterns and developing more useful ones
What is counseling like?
Counseling will be different depending on the individual's goals and challenges. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session.
Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development.
Your active participation in the process will yield more results from counseling.
Beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, I may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process - such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals.
Most clients do weekly sessions to start and may shift to participating bi-weekly once they feel more established and solid in a mental/emotional care plan and trajectory. Each session lasts 55 mins.
What is your attendance policy?
If you need to reschedule an appointment, you will need to contat me at least 24 hours before the scheduled appointment. Otherwise, your appointment slot will be charged at full rate.
It is considered a no show or missed appointment if you:
1. Give less than 24 hours notice for an appointment you are not going to attend.
2. Are more than 15 minutes late to a appointment.
3. Are not at the agreed-upon meeting place and do not respond to attempts to contact you.
4. Do not show for your appointment.
What is the difference between talking to a friend and professional counseling?
Friends are a great source of support and can be very helpful. A good friend, who listens well can be vital for you in tough times and happy times. However it may be very hard to be objective.
Unlike in a friendship, professional counseling is centered around YOUR goals and needs.
A licensed clinician has extensive education and training to understand relational patterns and human behavior and follow strict legal and ethical guidelines in order to protect your confidentiality.
A good therapeutic relationship is not a dual relationship where the therapist shares his/her own personal problems or interacts frequently outside sessions with clients. Because of these factors the client is able to focus clearly on themselves and the goals.
What should I expect at the first appointment ?
You can expect your first appointment to last approximately 75-85 minutes. During your appointment, I will inform you of information and policies critical to your therapeutic care. You will participate in a diagnostic evaluation and I will spend time talking with you to learn more about any mental wellness concerns you may have and how I can best serve you.
How do I access psychiatric services?
You may be interested in or require medication to collaborate with your counseling/therapy journey. For some it is short term as you gain new skills, for others, it may be more medically necessary long term.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I do not assess or evaluate for medication management.
I can provide you with an option for you to follow up with for effective, wholistic and culturaly competent psychiatric services.
What do I do in a crisis ?
If you’ve already begun working with a counselor, using some of the skills and resources from sessions may be useful.
If you have exhausted all other options and have to call 911 for yourself, family, or a friend, please engage in the following instructions to ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones: If you personally are in need of assistance, try and have a loved one or family member come over so that you are not enduring this process alone.
When calling 911, inform the dispatch worker that officers are being called out to deal with a mental health crisis and to interact with yourself or loved ones as someone in need of care and NOT someone who has broken the law.
Upon the arrival of the officer(s), inform them that you or your loved one is unarmed (no weapon on his/her person) and not dangerous. If you are calling for someone who is experiencing an episode of psychosis and could potentially be a danger to him/herself or others or is armed with a weapon, inform the officers of the situation, but advocate that your loved one is still handled with care.
It is a mandatory policy for law enforcement to place handcuffs while transporting the individual suffering from a mental health illness to the car. This can be traumatizing. You can avoid this by being willing, if you feel safe doing so, to transport your loved on to the ER for further evaluation. If this is not possible, you can follow the officers to the ER to help yourself and your loved one feel more at ease.
Are You Ready ?
Schedule a free consult