Kelsey Adriance, MM, MT-BC
Board Certified Music Therapist and MA in Counseling (expected 2022)
Call/Text 517-414-4082
Location: Kalamazoo
Email Kelsey

Specialties:

  • Grief/Loss
  •  Aging/caregiving
  • Chronic/progressive illness
  • Creative Therapies-music, art, etc.
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Marriage and Family
  • Young adult issues
  • Women’s issues

Experience:

  • 8 years working in hospice/end of life care supporting individuals with terminal diagnoses and their families navigate the end of life journey
  • Over 10 years experience working with clients of all ages and their families coping with various emotional, physical, and spiritual challenges associated with chronic illness, injury, pain, and loss with a speciality in Neurologic disorders including Alzheimer’s Disease, other dementias, stroke, TBI, Multiple sclerosis, ALS, Parkinson’s disease, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. 
  • Experience leading and co-leading support groups including family caregivers of aging adults, family grief groups, and individuals with chronic and progressive illness.

Education:

  • Undergraduate Education- B.M. in Music Therapy from Western Michigan University
  • Graduate Education- M.M in Music Therapy from Western Michigan University, currently pursuing a M.A. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling from Western Michigan University with expected completion May 2022.
  • Training in the Positive Approach to Care™ for dementia

Personal statements:

As a professional helper, one of the greatest gifts is to be welcomed into people’s journeys towards spiritual, physical, mental, and relational wellness. Let’s face it, life is not easy, relationships can be messy, and at times the weight of the world seems unbearable. But I believe when we are able to persevere through the difficult times, strengthen our relationships, seek truth, and begin to make sense of the mess, we are able to find the beauty, hope, and fullness of life that God has created for us to enjoy. It takes work, and sometimes we need a little help along the way, but it is so worth it. As a counselor I strive to remain a curious learner of people’s stories and in turn help them access their own strengths and learn new skills that will ultimately allow them to find restoration, hope, and healing.
Outside of finishing my education to become a marriage and family therapist, I am also a board-certified music therapist and have spent the last 8 years working in hospice care, using music to help individuals with terminal diagnoses and their families find comfort and navigate the end-of-life journey. My husband Keegan and I have been married for 9 wonderful years. I love to be outdoors whether it is running, camping, skiing, hiking, or simply enjoying the views of Lake Michigan. I also enjoy making music, baking, trying new foods, listening to podcasts, and when possible, taking a good nap. My counseling specialties include grief, loss, life transitions, aging and caregiving, anxiety and depression, and relationship issues.