Kelsey Durham, MA

Who am I? 

As an early childhood educator, I have worked in Montessori, military, and civilian child development centers for several years. Serving children and their parents in a variety of environments, I came to grow a passion for counseling and youth development.

After taking some time off to raise my own brood, I decided to pursue a career in mental health. I completed both my internship and practicum here at Abundant Life Partners, starting in May of 2021, and continue to work as a York County Head Start mental health consultant. My Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling was earned through Liberty University in May of 2022. 

My treatment style includes non-judgment, empathy, support, and respect, in order to foster an environment of self-exploration and growth. Regardless of whether I am inside a classroom or in the office, I strive to maintain a collaborative approach to therapy that recognizes the client as the expert of their own life. Whether they are facing hardship, feeling stuck in life, or just trying to make some positive changes, I feel honored to support them in their journey!

I love working with:

Parents, adults, college students, and young adults who find themselves struggling with:

  • Child and adolescent struggles
  • Women’s issues
  • Anxiety
  • Life changes/transitions
  • Depression 
  • Relationship stress
  • Parenting stress
  • Maternal mental health 

As for children and teens, Kelsey is equipped to provide in-person treatment for higher-end functioning:

  • ASD
  • ADHD
  • Conduct disorders

Some of my favorite approaches include: 

Using a counseling framework that includes elements of: 

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) 
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 

When working with children, Kelsey utilizes: 

  • Play therapy 
  • Elements of sand tray therapy 
  • Art therapy