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Specialties Include:

    -Adults (18+)

    -QTBIPOC Affirming

    -Trans and Non-Binary Affirming

    -Neurodiversity (Autism, ADHD, etc)

    -Identity Exploration

    -Attachment & Family of Origin Issues

    -Relational & Complex Trauma

    -Oppresson-Based Trauma

    -Disrupting Internalized Oppression

    -Sex & Body Neutrality (HAES Affirming)

    -Kink & Non-Monogamy Affirming
    -Life Transitions

    -Anxiety & Depression

*EMDR Therapist

West Seattle & Telehealth

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Kelly Oberbillig 


Pronouns: she/they

Whether you’re navigating identity exploration, relational ruptures, life transitions, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, past trauma, or systems of oppression; I aim to be a space to reaffirm your self-worth and hold grief, rage, fear, and joy with you.


I believe that so many pathologized responses are entirely adaptive to life’s challenges, and I aim to be someone who can help disrupt internalized narratives that individualize fault and perpetuate cycles of harm. 

My approach...

I employ a casual approach to therapy. Within the US, most spaces are rooted in capitalism and white supremacy which perpetuate systems of power and dehumanization, and the therapy space is not immune from that. I attempt to disrupt those practices in my sessions.


In therapy with me, you will sense my humanness. I will be transparent with my feelings, struggles, and personality. My identities of both privilege and oppression come into the room with me and as I seek to help you in disrupting internalized oppression, I try to be active in demonstrating that process as well. My practice is influenced by a commitment to challenging and dismantling oppressive structures that prevent us from living authentically and that perpetuate conflict in our relationships.

I honor your experience and intuition and trust you as the expert of your own lived experience. I hope I can bring my own areas of expertise to collaboratively work with you to help you achieve your goals, heal relationships, build security in self, trust your intuition, unpack oppression, explore new identities, and more. My approach includes my transparent reflections, thoughtful questions, reframing, reflecting understanding, reducing shame, increasing compassion, and healing trauma. 

The theories I use most often are Feminist, Person-Centered, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Feminist therapy means operating from an anti-oppressive lens and identifying structural systemic components that contribute to mental health rather than attributing blame to the individual’s functioning and flaws. Person-centered means meeting you as a human and trusting that you have the answers within yourself and that a supportive relationship can help you lean towards your own intuitive answers. IFS is a way of conceptualizing the different parts of yourself (critical, shameful, aggressive, anxious, etc) as their own pieces of you with their own stories and recognizing they are not “bad”; rather, they have adaptive qualities that are attempting to serve you in some way and there is a lot to learn from them. EMDR is a trauma-processing approach that is often effective in reducing activation around past events and disrupting negative internalized narratives.

My individual identities include white, aromantic, asexual, nonbinary woman (still questioning labels), neurodivergent (ADHD, autistic traits), thin-bodied, able-bodied, financially privileged, young adult, agnostic, Irish/German/Swedish/Ukrainian heritage.

Professional training & memberships...

Kelly is in-network with Premera, Cigna, First Choice, LifeWise, Regence, Anthem and some other Blue Cross plans and can also get single case agreements with Kaiser HMO. Please be aware that Protea Wellness cannot accept insurance for couple's therapy.

Kelly's fees:

  • 50-minute session for individuals: $175

My introduction to mental health work began in an adolescent residential treatment center. My interest in psychology was fueled by interest in wilderness therapy, mindfulness therapy, and experiential learning. As I continue to grow and learn, my interests lie in facilitating from a feminist perspective, providing social justice-oriented care, and working within the intricacies of intersectionality. I graduated from Western Washington University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience and a Minor in Psychology. I graduated with my Master’s of Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Adam’s State University in May 2023. I have training in EMDR.

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