David Kellar

Clinician

David Kellar

LPC, LCAC

Life is challenging and you may be faced with addiction, depression, anxiety, loss of a loved one or you have experienced emotional, physical, or sexual trauma. I have worked at the Addiction Clinic at KU Medical Center (University of Kansas Health System) since 2012. My counseling practice utilizes ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) and DBT (Dialectic Behavior Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Process). I also received one year training at Mid America Nazarene University certified as a Sex Addiction Trained Provider. 

I help clients discover their strengths and talents to realize values that will allow you to make healthier
decisions/choices in life. My goal is to help you live a more purposeful and healthier life.

Addiction is a disorder, it is not a moral defect or lack of impulse control, but it evolves from the progression of unhealthy coping skills that can quickly lead to an addiction. Addiction can begin recreationally, as pleasure seeking activities that provide comfort or a form of escape. The key for recovery is to develop healthy connections, to be aware of “triggers,” to recognize when you are vulnerable and utilize healthy coping talents to prevent relapse.

Addiction is an enslaving behavior that effects not only the “addict”, but it can affect family members, and friends, Recovery from addiction is possible, but it will take time, patience, and work. I help clients discover your strengths and talents to realize your values that will allow you to make healthier decisions/choices in life. 

Presenting concerns addressed: Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Trauma, Grief and loss.

Treatment Modalities: EMDR, ACT, CBT, DBT.

Licensure: LPC (KS), LCAC (KS)

Certification: SAPT (Sex Addiction Trained Provider), CSAT-candidate (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist).

David’s Rate is $125 for 50 minutes.