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About

Hey there. I'm Kelsey. I support humans as a psychotherapist, group educator, and yoga instructor in Northern Colorado.

I have been a seeker of sorts my entire life. My path has been messy, unclear, and was quite troubled for a very long time. I was painfully shy and lonely as a child and teenager – bullied by others and awkward as could be. This disconnection from others transferred straight into adulthood where in rooms full of people, I felt completely disconnected, separate from the rest of the world.  Escaping reality and masking who I truly was became the daily norm which left me in a world of addiction, misery, hopelessness, and fear.

But it didn't have to be that way.

There's wisdom in our stories story and bravery in our hearts.

After countless attempts to change my outer world, I realized the need to get honest with myself and those around me. That it was actually my inner world that was messy, unclear, and deeply troubled. That I could not heal alone and that recovery, of any kind, often involves individual therapeutic dive, as well as collective healing.

​I cannot change the past. I did not know what I know now, about myself, about relating, about accountability, and about curiosity.


What I can do is have compassion, empathy, and space for the parts of me that in their deepest moments of grief burned bridges and connections.


What I can do now is slow down and feel into what I am needing at any given moment to feel brave so that I may not project my fears onto the world around me.


What I can do is know my emotional triggers, as well as my coping mechanisms, and be able to articulate them in a way that brings me closer to those I love and myself. 

Humans need to be authentic, messy, sensitive, angry, shy, and loved for exactly who they are… by others AND themselves.

I can tell you about all of the education I have received; the trainings, the certifications, the programs, the retreats, and the therapy. But what has shifted my life's direction more than anything is my passion. My passion to be a better version of myself, to help empower others, and to be a more responsible human within the global ecosystem. It is that passion which finally brought about lasting change. Once I saw the suffering I was perpetuating within myself, and its effect on those closest to me I dove into "The Work." 


Recovery is a journey, not a destination. As the cartoon character Shrek would say, “Ogres are like onions. Onions have layers; ogres have layers.” Recovery has layers. It is a process of self-discovery and surrender which continues for a lifetime. It involves...
 
Here I am on the other side of my hopelessness and _______ with an objective in this life to help others come out of theirs.
 
May I be a resource, a tool, a guide to assisting others to come back home to themselves,
to their center, to their truth, to love over illusion. 
May I be useful in this life to shedding light in the darkest places and help people gain the strength to take back the power in their lives.​

If this resonates and you want to learn more, let's talk.

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You’ll find that I occasionally curse, always speak my mind, and strive to empathetic, as well as nonjudgemental.

I know if I’m not real, I can’t expect you to be either.

When humans feel safe and brave to be their authentic selves, they can show up as a more bold, badass, kind, and loving version of themselves than ever before.

The Formal Stuff

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW): State of Colorado

  • Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC): State of Colorado

  • Master of Social Work, Colorado State University - 2016

  • Bachelor of Social Work, Colorado State University – 2012

  • 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) – 2020

    • Specialized Trauma-Informed Yoga Training - 2020

  • Formally trained in: Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), and meditation practices.

     

Contact

Brave Spaces Health and Wellness PLLC
Kelsey R. Worfler, LCSW, LAC, RYT
 

Fort Collins, Colorado

Tel: 970-236-6338

Email: kelsey@bravespaces.com

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