Kelly Lash, LPC, brings eight years of counseling experience to Newberg Counseling & Wellness. Before becoming a therapist, she worked in school settings and was drawn to listening to the students’ needs and helping them manage their behaviors. During this time, she had a traumatic experience that led her to seek counseling for herself. These experiences led her to pursue counseling to help others. Former clients and colleagues describe Kelly as having a calm and peaceful presence, being non-judgmental and accepting of everyone, and as a great listener.
Kelly works with children, adolescents, adults, families who are navigating LGBT issues, anxiety, autism, and past trauma. Her specialities also include counseling for the spiritual and religious experiences of her clients. She encourages healing of self-blame, guilt, and shame from trauma through self-acceptance and self-love. She enjoys being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and playing board games in her free time. She has a kitty who likes to go on walks and go camping with her. She enjoys singing, listening to music, and playing guitar—and she loves to eat! About the healing process, Kelly says: “I truly believe that we can all heal ourselves from within, and that we have everything we need inside of us to do that.”
MS, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Portland State University
BS, Conservation Biology, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Therapist at Newberg Counseling & Wellness (2020–present)
Therapist at Senua Counseling Clinic (2019–2020)
Positive Behavior Supports (2017–2019)
Trillium Family Services (2014–2016)
Newberg Counseling & Wellness invites clients of all backgrounds, ages, races, sexual orientations, genders, and life circumstances to a transformative experience.
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