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Dr. Kelly Cornish(she/her)
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, PhD
New Jersey

In-network with

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Cigna, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey Medicare Advantage, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare

Specializes in

Anxiety, Depression, Stress, and Trauma

Great to meet you!

You have made the first step and I am proud of you! I have experience working with children, teens, and adults. Areas of experience include trauma, anger, stress, depression, anxiety, relationships, ADD/ADHD, parenting, grief, and school-related. I earned a M.Ed in Education Administration/Supervision, a MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and a PhD in Human and Social Services. I began my career in special education in 1998 and in counseling as a master’s level counselor in 2010.

A bit about my approach to therapy

My therapy style is warm, relaxed, and open. I approach therapy eclectically because I believe there is not a “one size fits all” approach. I use a humanistic approach and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I also use solution-focused and strength-based strategies. I desire to see individuals gain confidence as growth is occurring, which contributes to sustainable change.

What you can expect from our first session

You can expect a partnership working with me. I want to build a strong therapeutic alliance in a safe nonjudgmental environment to help you meet your desired outcomes. I use evidenced-based techniques to identify strengths, reframe thought processes, and I provide skills necessary for healthy coping and functioning. My goal is for you to leave sessions feeling empowered and encouraged to keep reaching your goals!

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Insurance carriers Kelly accepts

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey
Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey Medicare Advantage

More about Kelly

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
License type: LPC (New Jersey)
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Black or African descent
Languages: English
Works with: Adolescents, Adults, and Seniors
More specialties: PTSD, Women's Issues, LGBTQIA+, Anger Management, Bipolar Disorder, Relationship Issues, Family Issues, and Grief, Loss
Modalities: Behavior Modification, Interpersonal, Trauma Focused, Strength-Based, Acceptance & Commitment (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Humanistic