YOUR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS HERE TO SERVE YOU
KELLI JONES SANNESS
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN COUNSELING, LPC
Dr. Sanness is a D.C. and Virginia licensed professional counselor. She has a PhD in Counseling from The George Washington University. She has been practicing psychotherapy for 15 years and has experience treating adults, adolescents and families. She has worked in community, school, university, hospital and private-practice settings. Dr. Sanness sees individuals experiencing adjustment problems, anxiety, depression, PTSD, complex trauma, dissociation and a variety of other issues that can be a source of stress or debilitation. She's been trained and supervised by leading experts in the field of trauma. Dr. Sanness is also dedicated to training counselors and teaches a variety of graduate level Counseling courses as well as provides clinical supervision for counselor-trainees. Dr. Sanness, is an expat herself and understands the unique issues expats and their families may face.
DOCTOR OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, LP
Dr. Nelson is a Virginia licensed clinical psychologist. She has a PsyD in clinical psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Nelson has worked in community mental health, private practice, and hospital settings. She has experience treating adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families. Dr. Nelson sees individuals experiencing adjustment problems, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and a variety of other issues that can present or become worse overseas. Her diverse background in medical settings also enables her to see people struggling to cope with difficult medical issues, such as long-term disability or cancer diagnosis, and stress-related substance use. Dr. Nelson's passion for serving people living overseas comes from her personal understanding as an expat of just how complex this life can be.
Due to overseas practice, it is important that we provide the following disclosure:
Dr. Sanness is independently licensed to practice professional counseling in Washington DC. She has an L.P.C. (licensed professional counselor) certification. Dr. Nelson is a Virginia licensed Clinical Psychologist (LP). These licenses are restricted to the jurisdictions in which they are issued, and do not represent international practice licenses. As far as we are aware, such a license does not exist and we therefore cannot be licensed in every individual country around the world. Many countries allow us the ability to practice as therapists as long as we do not purport that we are licensed abroad, and some countries do not have regulations at all. Because of this, we need to state that we are not likely licensed providers (mental health counselors, psychologists, etc) in the country where you live. Before entering into any relationship we will always discuss our services with you and reserve the right to decline services based on location.