Colleen Kelly is passionate about helping couples and families heal from past hurts and trauma, and find a way back to a more loving connection. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, with private practices in Encino and Irvine, Colleen is dedicated to providing sensitive, leading edge, research-supported therapy to individuals, couples, adolescents and families in a confidential environment. Her areas of specialization include working with couples and relationship issues; addiction and recovery; family therapy; self-esteem and spiritual concerns.
For Relationships in Distress Colleen uses Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a highly effective, evidence-based therapy, which can help partners and families mend hurts and move toward a more loving connection. Emotionally Focused Therapy is endorsed by the American Psychological Association as scientifically proven and widely heralded as one of the most successful approaches to creating loving relationships. Colleen helps couples and families move from a distressed or disconnected relationship towards a more secure and loving connection that enables them to thrive both individually and together.
Colleen is influenced by a long-time personal and professional interest in focusing, meditation and mindfulness studies that integrate the mind, body, spirit and heart. These areas of interest provide a meaningful foundation for her work and practice.