Michelle Kellar, LMHC, NCC

Michelle Kellar, LMHC, NCC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Michelle is not accepting new clients.

The core of my therapeutic philosophy embodies key concepts of good mental health  –  courage, integrity, tenacity, inspiration, and awareness.  It is my belief that through awareness, acceptance, and change, we can find happiness, compassion, and wisdom. With sensitivity and kindness, in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I will work to help you build on your strengths to identify and achieve life goals and attain the personal growth you are striving for.

As a licensed and nationally certified mental health counselor, I integrate complementary approaches of psychotherapy, incorporating a variety of methodologies and techniques, that are designed to help address life challenges and improve quality of life. I see adults for individual therapy. My areas of expertise include trauma, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, stress management, identity development, grief and loss, and relationship  issues.  As a trained clinician in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), I incorporate this practice, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and other evidence-based therapeutic techniques into my practice. In addition, I am a certified facilitator for The Body Positive and a certified instructor for PRI (Prevention Research Institute – PRIME For Life Risk Reduction Model for alcohol and drug education).

My graduate-level training occurred at Northwest Missouri State University where I received my master’s degree in counseling psychology. For the past 20 years, I worked at Central College in Pella where I served as the director of the counseling center. I maintained a private practice in Pella, as well.

I accept Wellmark/BCBS (but not Common Spirit, Mercy CHI Employees, or Value Plans) and most out of state Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plans. My self pay rate is $185 for your first appointment and $160 after that.

For questions, or to schedule an appointment with me, please request an appointment online.

I look forward to meeting with you.


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