STACIE KEIRSEY, PSYD
Dr. Stacie Keirsey is a licensed psychologist who provides assessment and psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and young adults in Bellevue, Washington. Dr. Keirsey specializes in neuropsychology, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and educational service coordination. She provides neuropyschological and Autism assessments, as well as therapy for children, adolescents, and their families.
ABOUT DR. KEIRSEY
Stacie Keirsey, Psy.D., is a Licensed Psychologist (PY.60789950) who specializes in neuropsychology. She currently provides a variety of assessments to individuals of all ages, including: intellectual, academic, mood, personality, and a variety of neurocognitive ability assessments. She can help assess for a number of diagnoses, including: Learning Disability, ADHD, Autism, Dementia, Anxiety, and Depression. In addition, she offers therapy to children, adolescents, and young adults.
Dr. Keirsey has comprehensive knowledge of neuropsychology and assessment. She received bachelor's degrees in Neuroscience and Psychology from the University of Rochester. She worked as a Research Assistant in a pediatric neuroscience laboratory at the University of Washington. She has conducted neuropsychological assessments for over 8 years, specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder evaluations. She is certified in administering the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition.
Dr. Keirsey has also had extensive training in both adult and child psychotherapy. Her master's and doctoral training were completed at Antioch University- Seattle, where she graduated with a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2017. During her training, Dr. Keirsey worked with children, adolescents, and their families with varied challenges, including anxiety, depression, behavior management, post traumatic stress disorder, social skill deficits, developmental disability, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She worked at Antioch Community Counseling & Psychology Clinic, The Center for Family and Lifespan Development, and Northwest Neuropsychology Learning and Behavior Services. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the experiences of siblings of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She received her License in Clinical Psychology in 2018.
In addition to assessment and therapy, Dr. Keirsey also offers educational consultation for her clients. She has helped clients to develop interventions, accommodations, and individualized education programs to support scholastic success. She worked at the Children's Institute for Learning Differences and completed an APA approved school psychology internship at the Lewisville Independent School District in Texas.
AREAS OF FOCUS
THERAPY FOR CHILDREN, TEENS, AND YOUNG ADULTS
Anxiety and depression
Anger and behavior management
Executive functioning challenges
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Ages 5 to 25
Encopresis, enuresis, and sleep problems
Self-harm and suicidal ideation
Development of independent life skills
Adjustment to life changes (e.g., moving, divorce)
Anxiety and Depression
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Cognitive (IQ) Tests
Dementia and Alzheimer's
Processing Disorder (Auditory, Sensory, Speed)
Trauma/Stressor Related Disorders
THERAPY FOR CHILDREN, TEENS & YOUNG ADULTS
My approach to therapy is relational.
As a relationally oriented therapist, I believe relationships from the past influence the way we interact with each other today; as well as play a role in how we understand our thoughts, our feelings, and ourselves; and guide us in how we approach challenges in life. Using the framework of a supportive and collaborative relationship, I work with my clients to assist them in better understanding themselves and their relationships, to discover appropriate coping strategies, to develop adaptive behaviors, and to encourage well-being and happiness.
My approach is therefore based on the premise that you, the client, and I mutually influence one another: I work collaboratively with each person to determine goals and how to achieve them. To this end I utilize integrative techniques, emphasizing common factors, such as the therapeutic relationship, in order to meet these goals. I draw from multiple techniques, such as cognitive and/or behavioral therapy, psychodynamics, mindfulness based practices, and relational therapy. Embracing a flexible approach to therapy to tailor treatment plans according to your unique challenges, goals, and cultural background, encourages me to utilize practices that integrate the best available research with collaborative knowledge of your distinctive needs. To that end, I encourage mutual curiosity and openness as you and I explore areas for growth and methods of healing.
While I seek to incorporate evidence based practices with a wide research base, I recoil from using these techniques alone. I value a holistic approach. For me, a client’s difficulties should not be viewed in isolation; I do not believe there is an inherent problem within a person that must be “cured.” Physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, and environmental factors are all components that may affect mental health. For example, chronic pain, relationship conflicts, troubling childhood experiences, loss, employment instability, and life transitions can lead to increased feelings of depression, anxiety, or difficulty maintaining meaningful relationships. Furthermore, I believe people consist of areas of strengths, as well as areas of need.
I believe I am not the one who decides whether therapy is effective. I believe you, as the client, determine whether therapy has been beneficial or not. While I look for outcomes previously agreed upon (the goals mutually determined at the outset of therapy), I largely turn to you to determine if they have been met. I feel continually discussing progress within the therapeutic relationship encourages the accomplishment of these goals, and aligns with my relationally oriented therapeutic approach.
Therapy with children.
When working with young children, I also embrace integrative techniques. Frequently I employ play therapy as a means of engaging with the child, supporting the therapeutic relationship, and addressing underlying emotional stressors. I often find play therapy allows children to explore the challenging situations in their lives in a non-threatening way. In addition to play therapy, I may make use of meditation, relaxation techniques, and psycho-education. I also work in collaboration with a child's guardian so that together we might better support growth and emotional well-being.
I am trained in a wide range of assessments for children, adolescents and adults. I specialize in Autism Spectrum Disorder assessments. I am currently accepting clients of all ages who are seeking an assessment of any nature.
The majority of our clinicians are contracted with several major insurance companies including those listed below and more. We will also submit claims as out-of-network providers, which means you can be partially reimbursed for the cost of the session.
We are not currently able to accept Medicare Part B or Medicaid.
Call us and your insurance company to confirm coverage prior to your first visit.
Forest Office Park, Building F
14655 Bel-Red Road
Bellevue, WA 98007