Kelly Ha is a CSOTP and Resident in Counseling working toward her licensure in counseling and certification as a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider in the state of Virginia. Her background is in psychology research where she has extensively worked with college-aged adults and older adults to assess their visual perception and cognition, including those with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s. She earned her Master of Arts in Forensic and Legal Psychology in 2019 and her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2022 and has gained experience in working with both non-forensic and forensic populations in correctional and outpatient settings.
As a therapist, she strives to work collaboratively with clients to empower them by providing a safe space and support. She is passionate about mental health stigma and combating the barriers to help-seeking, which includes recognizing that barriers to mental health care also means acknowledging the complexity of encountering differences across cultures. Her experience of growing up as an Asian-American has taught her to view hardships and challenges through a multicultural lens which will prepare her to work with a diverse clientele.
Her areas of interest are anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, gender identity, relationship and family dynamics, sexual issues, pornography addiction and multicultural issues.