A Relationship Built on Trust, Continued On Connection, Growth, & Love
Individual psychotherapy can be incredibly healing and growth promoting. Meeting the client where they are emotionally is key to the start of a healthy relationship. Dr. Kelland focuses on building a relationship of trust and love that supplies the support and connection for growth. Safety and stabilization are paramount; however, the relationship between psychologist and client provides a base for the client to work through whatever has brought them to treatment. Dr. Kelland places emphasis on attachment, connection, relationship, and love to explore the client's daily patterns that keeps them from being the best version of themselves. Even in a small community, privacy and confidentiality are an important aspect of Dr. Kelland's treatment approach.
Dr. Kelland uses the appropriate theories, models, and interventions to support the client in their daily efforts to grow, progress, and achieve their treatment goals. Dr. Kelland typically uses talk therapy for a majority of his individual and couples work; however, in session music, art, drawing, breathing activities, video games, technology, and mindfulness are also utilized to help in the healing process. Dr. Kelland is a strong proponent of self-care as well as encouraging the client to become self-assertive, a better communicator, and developing self-awareness. The ultimate objective is to help the client "level up" in their health and well-being.
Clients find that Dr. Kelland is a growth promoting cheerleader, encourages self-confidence and self-esteem, highlights their strengths, and emphasizes accountability to accomplish their treatment goals.
Psychological Assessment and Evaluation
Dr. Kelland utilizes specialized training in Stephen Finn's theories of Therapeutic Assessment to enhancing and completing psychological evaluations. Dr. Kelland provides testing and assessments for ADHD & executive functioning, personality issues, cognitive abilities, academic abilities, relationship issues, neuropsychological screening, and parenting evaluations.
Psychological assessment and testing is one of Dr. Kelland's specialities.
About Chad Kelland
Dr. Chad J. Kelland earned a doctorate in clinical psychology, a masters in clinical psychology, and a masters in psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy. He is licensed as a clinical psychologist in Virginia and a psychologist in Missouri. He is also a registered health services psychologist (https://www.nationalregister.org/hsp-credential/what-is-an-hsp/) and has been credentialed by PsyPact (https://psypact.site-ym.com/page/psypactmap) to provide teletherapy in participating states.
He completed his APA accredited internship at UC Riverside's CAPS and his APPIC accredited fellowship/residency at UMSL's Community Psychological Services.
He is considered a generalist who specializes in psychological evaluation and assessment, individual psychotherapy, and couples counseling. Aside from KPS, Dr. Kelland also supports the local college community at Southern Virginia University. He has been on faculty at Chapman University and Southern Virginia University.
Dr. Kelland loves ice/inline hockey, all things Star Wars, music, movies, reading, mountain biking, swimming, and is big fan of console and PC based video games. He resides in Rockbridge County, Virginia.
In Person & Telehealth Services Available
Chad J. Kelland, Psy.D., M.A.,
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (VA, MO, & PsyPact)