Nkem  Kelly

Nkem Kelly

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Texas Accepting Online
Houston Accepting In-person

I offer in office and virtual sessions. Please call me and we will work together to see which option works for your schedule.

Updated April 5, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Communication issues
  • Caregiver stress & support
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Family issues
  • Couples counseling
  • Race & cultural identity

Professional statement

Nkem Kelly is an experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor and Life Coach in Houston Texas, where she is committed to creating a safe space for people of diverse backgrounds to be their authentic unapologetic self and work towards their highest truths. She is also committed in creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive therapeutic atmosphere where her clients feel empowered, are heard, and seen.

Nkem welcomes the opportunity to work with goal oriented individuals, couples, and families who are seeking to cultivate and create positive changes in their lived experiences. She works together with her clients to identify, cultivate, and work towards a preferred way of living that enhances their personal growth and daily social interactions.


Message to clients

In my personal and professional experience, people walk around wearing invisible masks- we all put on a "brave face" so as not to be judged in our daily interactions. When asked, "How are your doing today?" The expected response is, "I'm fine." or "I'm doing great, how about you?" Question: Are we really fine everyday? Let's talk about what's underneath the "I'm fine." Working with me, we get to take off our masks and be our true selves. I welcome the opportunity to work with you to explore who you are, who you are becoming, and what your personal, professional, and relationship goals are. I also look forward to growing with you as we both exercise our mental muscle towards a better version of ourselves.


Specialties

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Nkem Kelly is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $120 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $130 (50min)
  • Group sessions: $50 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed
Therapist's note

A therapy hour is 50 minutes.

Individual sessions are $120 per therapy hour.

Couples Sessions are $130 per therapy hour.

Family sessions are $150 per therapy hour.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
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Houston practice
6201 Bonhomme Road, Suite 360, Houston, Texas 77036
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Mine Counseling PLLC, Owner of Private Practice, 2017 - Present
Houston Galveston Institute (HGI Counseling), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 2018 - Present
El Camino Counseling, Contract Therapist, 2019 - 2020
West Oaks Hospital, Unit Therapist, 2017 - 2018
West Oaks Hospital, Therapist student Intern, 2015 - 2016
Houston Galveston Institute (HGI Counseling), Therapy Practicum Student, 2015 - 2016
Glen Hilton Private Practice, Therapy Practicum Student, 2014 - 2015

Our Lady of the Lake University, Master of Science in Psychology, Family and Individual Therapy concentration, 2016
University of Houston Clear Lake, Bachelors of Science, 2012
Wharton County Junior College , Associates of Art, 2011


Licensure

Texas: 202918

Texas: 78629


Languages

English