Kelsey Someliana-Lauer (she/her)

Kelsey Someliana-Lauer (she/her)


Fees: $200 per session
Limited sliding scale fees available

Insurances Accepted:
– BlueCross and BlueShield (BCBS)

– BCBS of NC State Health Plan

– Aetna

– Medcost (non-CBHA)

I am currently out of network with other insurances.


A Chronic pain or illness diagnosis can feel like everything has been taken from you.

Relationships change, hobbies are lost, and independence looks different. You may be feeling depressed and hopeless about the future, wondering if life will ever look the same. You may still be deep in the grieving process. You may even be discovering that your childhood trauma could be correlated with your diagnosis, leaving you to process two traumas at once. The good news? You can still create a life worth living – a life where you can follow your values, even with pain and illness present.

In session with me, we’ll utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)/CBT for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Brainspotting, mindfulness, and radical acceptance to help achieve your goals. These are evidence-based practices (AKA well-researched) shown to help folks with pain, illness, trauma, depression, and grief.

I’m passionate about pain and illness as a chronically ill therapist myself. I have experience working with mental health offices that serve the needs of chronically ill and pained individuals, as well as experience working with depression, grief, and trauma. If you’re looking for someone who GETS IT, request a consultation today. I look forward to hearing from you.

Outside of work, I enjoy reading, playing video games, and wrangling my two rabbits and dog. I’m also an avid Dungeons and Dragons player and have completed one too many run-throughs of Skyrim.