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Kelly Stapenhorst, Psy.D.


Approach and Background

When searching for a therapist, it can be overwhelming and stressful finding someone who is a good fit. Research shows that the relationship between the therapist and client is one of the most significant factors in creating positive outcomes. My primary goal is the relationship that I build with my clients, including fostering a supportive atmosphere. Since finding a good fit can be challenging, it may be helpful for you to know a little about me. 

I was a competitive athlete in college and thrived in a team environment. When pursuing my higher education, using the skills I learned as a soccer player is essential in my professional career. I followed a path that eventually led me to earn a Masters in Sport Psychology and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. For the past eight years, I have been working and training in multiple clinical settings working with various populations. Through this experience, I will bring my clinical knowledge and training to support your goals and growth. I’m excited to continue to pursue a career where helping others will include current and former athletes. Being on a team as an athlete was very formative in my life, and I hope to support you on your journey as an athlete and teammate by creating a partnership to help you achieve your goals.

I am looking forward to working with you. Contact me now to get started.

Qualifications and Education

Licensed Psychologist (PSY 30114)

John F. Kennedy University, Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.)
John F. Kennedy University, Masters in Sport Psychology (M.S.)
University of California, Riverside, Bachelor of Science in Psychology (B.S.)

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