Hi, Iโ€™m Dr. Kelly vincent

Welcome! It is a huge step to seek support and I am happy you found your way to my website. First, let me introduce myself and tell you a little bit about my background.

Prior to becoming a psychologist, I spent 7 years in the digital marketing and advertising industry working for companies such as: Sephora, Showtime Network, and Visa. After what I call a quarter-life crisis, I took a bit of a risk and followed my heart into the field of psychology. I am absolutely honored to have a career where I am able to help guide, support, and empower others. My belief is that therapy is a place where individuals can grow, learn, evolve, and more importantly be heard.

I am a Licensed Psychologist (PSY30672) practicing in Encinitas, CA. My therapeutic approach is integrative, collaborative, approachable and rooted in empirically-based treatment methods. My research and dissertation explored the integration of exercise in therapy, which led me to become passionate about the incorporation of psychophysiology and a mind-body approach in practice.

education & experience

  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Francisco

  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Francisco

I completed my predoctoral and postdoctoal training at APA accredited sites (Psychological Services Center in San Francisco and California State University, San Marcos counseling center). Primary areas of clinical experience and interest include working with individuals struggling with: depression, anxiety, social anxiety, self-esteem/confidence issues, grief and loss, identity issues, relationships, and transitions.

My special interest populations include working with women, female professionals, moms struggling with Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders and young adults/college students. For detailed information regarding my clinical experience, please view my Curriculum Vitae.

Specialized Training & Certificates

  • Maternal Mental Health Certificate hosted by Postpartum Support International/2020 Mom and presented by top experts and trainers in the field of perinatal mental health (Completion June 2019).

  • Bringing Trauma-Informed Yoga into Mental Health Clinical Practice Workshop led by Joann Lutz, LICSW, E-RYT for Behavioral Health Continuing Education, PESI, Inc (January 2017).

  • Transcending Sexual Trauma Through Yoga Training led by Zabie Yamasaki, M.Ed, RYT, who is the Assistant Director of UCLA's CARE Office and manages holistic healing programs to assist survivors in alternative forms of therapy across California such as Stanford, USC, UCLA, & UCSB, crisis centers (March 2017).

  • Brainspotting Phase I Training led by Lisa Larson, MFT. Brainspotting is a focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain and trauma (April 2018).


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