Kelsey Harter, MA, AMFT, CADAC-1


I have a passion for working with those suffering with substance abuse, trauma, and relational issues I also love helping teenagers and elementary-aged children face their many challenges, including anxiety, divorce or loss, school concerns, and depression.

I will empower your child by teaching them the skills to regulate their behaviors and emotions and find their identity so they can live a healthy, productive life. Life transitions, relational stressors and worry can begin to consume your life and become overwhelming and painful. I will help you find your purpose, build deeper connections, and help you beat unhealthy behaviors.

Imagine how amazing it will feel to return to yourself again, to feel grounded and deeply connected with others and with yourself! I look forward to working with you.Kelsey Harter, AMFT


I received my bachelors in biology from California State University, East Bay. I have an associates degree in human services and chemical dependency, and a masters in marriage and family therapy from Alliant International University.

I have been trained in brainspotting to help those suffering from trauma.


I am certified drug and alcohol counselor (CADAC I,¬†#Ci27700719) and an Associate marriage and family therapist (AMFT, 116429). I began my work at a group home for girls that have been sex trafficked, which is where I fell in love with being a part of people’s life journey. After working at the group home, I decided to go back to school and get my masters to be a marriage and family therapist. In my graduate program I began working as a therapist at a transitional housing program for those who have been chronically homeless, have severe mental illness, and substance use. For several years, I have worked with substance abuse at a local intensive outpatient treatment center.

Clinical Specialties

My strengths lie in working with teens and young adults to help them find balance in their lives. I also have experience in:

  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma (I have been trained in brainspotting, a popular approach to treating trauma)
  • Phase of life issues & transitions
  • Self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues


I was raised in Roseville, California. I moved to Texas for a few years but eventually returned to Granite Bay where I graduated from high school. After graduating from college in the bay area, I returned to Roseville where I began working and eventually got my masters degree. Being raised in Roseville, I have been lucky enough to be close to beautiful places to adventure in. On the weekend you can find me hiking with my husband and my dog, gardening, or crafting. I love traveling and make it a goal to go on a couple trips every year. I love to cook and always find myself trying new recipes. I am motivated by my friends and family and love spending time with them.


Availability & Rates

  • Monday-Friday, 9-7
  • $175 per 50 minute session


Please complete the online intake paperwork before your first session. It takes a while to complete – plan on about 30 minutes – but having this information prior to your arrival helps me make the most of our time together. If the person seeking treatment is a child or adolescent, please fill out the “child/adolescent” paperwork; otherwise please complete the “adult” paperwork.¬†Lastly, only complete the “Release of Information” if requested once we begin meeting. I will provide you with the password.