Kailey Hockridge, M.A., Ed.M., PCCI
Professional Clinical Counselor Registered Intern
You’re doing the best you can right now, and that’s worth celebrating. Each action you take to try to help yourself, to change your circumstances, or to live your life authentically has value. I believe that there is not anything inherently “wrong” with you; the fact that you can be going through a difficult or uncertain time and still show up to work or school (or even to breakfast, some days) is, to me, proof of the fact that you are coping. But if you’re not comfortable with the way you’re coping right now, know that this doesn’t have to be set in stone. If there are changes you want to make to how you understand yourself, relate to others, or navigate your world, we can work through those together.
My goal is to support you as you explore the things in your life that may feel uncomfortable or even impossible, while helping you to recognize and foster the pieces of yourself that get you through each day. Therapy is a space where you can share your experience while being heard and appreciated as you are. Together we will reflect on your unique strengths, identities, and obstacles to create steps towards change or growth that feel not only tolerable, but also possible.
I am a Professional Clinical Counselor Registered Intern (PCCI #3689) and I work with adolescents and adults from a collaborative, authentic approach that I adjust to meet your needs. I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist with a background in multicultural counseling and have experience in working with clients as they navigate emotional, behavioral, and social issues.
In addition to my work as a therapist, I volunteer with an LGBTQ crisis organization, am an active contributor for The Mighty, and run a blog about mental health, relationships, and growth in young adulthood on Psychology Today called Finding Forward. I received my BA in Psychology with a minor in Counseling from California State University, Sacramento and earned both an MA in Psychological Counseling and EdM in Mental Health Counseling from Columbia University. I am a member of the American Counseling Association and the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development.