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Kelly

Smyth-Dent

 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

About Kelly

My mission is to empower people to live the life they deeply desire.

As a therapist, Kelly has seen that people desire to live a life that is filled with connection, balance and purpose. Often times, our upbringings, family dynamics, relationships, or trauma experiences can get in the way of having fulfilling relationships with ourselves and others. Most people struggle with fear, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, traumas or more; everybody struggles with something. Kelly believes that it's not necessarily always the struggle that is unbearable, but sometimes the feeling of going through it alone.

In her therapy practice, Kelly specializes in working with trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She has been trained in social work, trauma-informed care, and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). She spent many years working with immigrant and refugee populations from various countries and cultures. She speaks Spanish and offers EMDR-based individual andgroup interventions all over the world through her business, Scaling Up.

 
 

Scaling Up

Changing the way we heal.

Scaling Up envisions a global reduction in stress and trauma symptoms through collective healing by utilizing EMDR-based individual and group interventions.

Scaling Up is a training hub, networking portal, consulting company and a community for helping professionals. We intend to inform the masses about the benefits of EMDR therapy and to make EMDR-based individual and group interventions, trainings and services more accessible and affordable to therapists, clients and organizations.

 

Through these networks, training opportunities and services, we aspire to global healing through rapidly scalable and effective mental health interventions

 

My Services

EMDR Intensives: A faster approach to healing.

Kelly believes that one of the quickest and most effective ways to overcome our struggles and find the connections we long for with ourselves and others is through EMDR Intensive Therapy. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR helps us process negative feelings and change the way we think about ourselves and our memories. Because of the powerful healing effect of EMDR therapy, Intensives can produce faster results weekly sessions using standard talk-therapy techniques. EMDR Intensives can help clients to process more information and heal quicker. 

 

EMDR Intensives

Watch my video to see if an intensive could be right for you.

Pros to using an Intensive Therapy Approach:

  • Process more information in a shorter amount of time: Dedicate 1-4 days to focus on healing, growth, and connection

  • Cost effective: Intensives are highly concentrated and highly focused, sometimes requiring less time and overall cost to the client

  • No more weekly appointments: Stop scheduling your weeks around therapy sessions 

  • Make a lasting change: Take care of your mind, body and soul 

FAQ's

How much do intensives cost?  

Intensives with Kelly cost $1,000 per day 

How long do intensives take? 

Intensives take between 1-4 days. Typically, sessions will begin around 9:00AM and last until about 5:00PM, with several breaks in between (a total of 6 hours of therapy throughout the day). Intensives are very focused, but also very flexible depending on the individual needs of each client. 

How do I schedule an intensive with Kelly?

First, schedule a 45-minute consultation with Kelly by clicking the button above. Consultations cost $97. Consultations are NOT therapy - they are an exploration to see if an intensive with Kelly is a good fit for you. 

How do I prepare for an intensive? 

Kelly suggests treating the days surrounding intensive sessions like a personal retreat. This is a time for clients to really focus on healing themselves. Schedule activities you enjoy around your sessions such as massages, yoga, and hiking. 

Where do intensives take place? 

Kelly conducts all intensives at her office in Reno, NV. You are not required to be a resident in Nevada, but will need to travel there if you don't live in the area. Kelly can provide you with a Welcome Packet with advice on where to stay and what to do when you are not in session.