Kelly Dyckman, MSW, LCSW
Kelly Dyckman is a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker who brings a wealth of experience and a compassionate approach to her practice. With a robust background in providing therapeutic services to children, teens, adults, and families, Kelly has honed her expertise in a broad range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, stress management, particularly stress and anxiety related to health conditions, as well as addressing relationship concerns. She stands out as an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist, dedicating part of her practice to supporting individuals in exploring and accepting their authentic selves, fostering an environment of inclusivity and understanding.
Additionally, Kelly’s expertise extends to grief counseling, helping individuals navigate the complex emotions associated with loss, and oncology counseling, where she offers support to those affected by cancer, whether patients or their loved ones, helping them cope with the psychological aspects of the disease.
Kelly’s professional journey has seen her thrive in diverse environments, from partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, where she provided structured therapeutic care, to outpatient medical settings and private practices, offering more traditional counseling services. Furthermore, Kelly has made significant impacts through in-home counseling services, reaching at-risk youth and adults in their own environments, thereby breaking down barriers to access and fostering a more personalized therapeutic experience.
At the core of Kelly’s therapeutic philosophy are the principles of trust, empowerment, and awareness. She believes in the transformative power of building a trusting therapeutic relationship, empowering her clients to tap into their inherent strengths, and fostering an acute awareness of one’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as pathways to healing and growth. Kelly emphasizes the importance of recognizing and utilizing one’s unique attributes and experiences as tools for coping, healing, learning, and personal development.
- Master of Social Work – Rutgers University
- Bachelor of Psychology and Gender & Women’s Studies – Villanova University
Kelly has extensive experience in the following areas:
- Addictive Disorders / Substance Abuse
- Anxiety Disorders
- Body Image Issues
- Chronic Health Issues
- Disordered Eating
- Grief / Loss
- LGBTQ+ Affirmation and Exploration
- Life Transitions
- Personality Disorders
- Recovery from Interpersonal Violence
- Self Harm / Suicidal Ideation
- Trauma / PTSD
Kelly is highly skilled and knowledgeable in a variety of modalities that include but are not limited to:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Family Systems Theory
- Grief Therapy
- Internal Family Systems
- Life Transitions Theory
- Motivational Interviewing
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Strength Based Therapy
- Trauma Focused Therapy
“Kelly has been an incredible support for my daughter. She has experienced a tremendous amount of anxiety throughout her life, causing her to have some dark moments that I was not sure how we would ever come out of. Kelly was a bright light in our life – providing my daughter with the tools she needed to better understand her anxiety and regain control of herself in stressful situations. I’m so grateful for Kelly’s help and the lasting impact she has had on our family”