Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

  • Kelsey Autin M.S. Kelsey Autin M.S.

Kelsey Autin, M.S.

Therapeutic Style:

I work from a collaborative, client-centered framework and utilize interventions grounded in feminist, mindfulness-based, humanistic, and cognitive-behavioral theories. What this often looks like in therapy is working together with the client to set intentions for therapeutic work and providing a safe and supportive space for the client to work creatively toward those goals. I place a strong emphasis on building a trusting relationship between the therapist and the client and using that relationship to achieve goals for therapy. I find that therapeutic outcomes are most likely achieved when the client feels they can explore their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and relationships in a non-judgmental environment. Thus, I view my role as a facilitator for compassionate self-reflection and a support/guide as the client works toward change.

Supervision Style: 

My supervision style is therapist-centered and grounded in a developmental framework. I work collaboratively with supervisees at their developmental level to foster self-efficacy, competence, and growth. I offer appropriate levels of challenge and support to facilitate counselor development.

Professional Interests:

I enjoy working with college student populations, especially surrounding issues of identity, which comes up frequently for college students. Particular identity issues that I enjoy working with are cultural identity, gender, and sexuality. Additional areas in which I have experience include trauma recovery, eating disorder recovery/body image issues, family of origin issues, depression, and anxiety. Regardless of presenting concern, I enjoy incorporating mindfulness and other contemplative practices into my therapeutic work, depending upon the needs of the client.

Groups and Liaison Roles:

This year I will co-lead the Strong Able Females Expressing (SAFE) group and the Success not Excess group. I am also a residence hall liaison for Bradley/Paterson, Siebert, Canfield Hall, Mack Hall, and Morrison Tower.

Educational Background:

I received my Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2011 and Master’s degree in counseling psychology in 2013 from the University of Florida. I am currently in the last year of my PhD program in counseling psychology at the University of Florida, from which I will graduate in August of 2018.

Personal Interests:

In my personal time, I love spending time with friends and family, being active, and spending time outside.

My Prounouns:  

She/Her/Hers