Amelia Kelley Ph.D.


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Amelia Kelley Ph.D.

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Kelley Ph.D.



Amelia Kelley, PhD, MS, LCMHC, ATR, RYT is an author, therapist, teacher, and explorer. Dr. Kelley is a trauma-informed therapist, author, podcaster and researcher. Her specialties include Art therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), EMDR and Brainspotting as well as being a certified meditation and Yoga instructor. Her work focuses on women’s issues, empowering survivors of abuse and relationship trauma, Highly Sensitive Persons, motivation, healthy living, and adult ADHD. She is currently a psychology professor at Yorkville University as well as a nationally recognized relationship expert featured on XM Radio’s Doctor Channel on “The Psychiatry Show”.

Her private practice is part of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium at the Kinsey Institute. She is the author of Gaslighting Recovery for Women: The Complete Guide to Recognizing Manipulation and Achieving Freedom from Emotional Abuse, as well as co-author of What I Wish I Knew: Surviving and Thriving After an Abusive Relationship and a contributing author for Psychology Today as well as the Highly Sensitive Refuge. Her work has been featured in Teen Vogue, Yahoo News, Life Hacker and the Insider.