Kelly Dillon, Psy.D., LP

Pronouns she/her
Job Title
Embedded Psychologist in the Ross School of Business, Licensed Psychologist
Carlow University, Psy.D.
Roosevelt University, M.A.
Grand Valley State University, B.S.
Professional Interests:
- Anxiety/stress
- Communication and relationship difficulties
- Creating healthy social media and technology use
- Identity and values exploration
- Outreach and prevention work
- Self-care/collective care and creating healthy habits
- Self-esteem and perfectionism
- Supporting underrepresented and marginalized students (e.g., LGBTQIA+, first-generation students, students of color, international students, non-traditional students, etc.)
- Trauma
Approach to Therapy:
In my approach to therapy, I strive to help students feel safe to bring all facets of their identities into our time together. I believe feeling heard and understood as your true authentic self lays the groundwork for us to create positive changes in your life. I work to balance making space for students to share and process their experiences while also empowering them in making practical, tangible, changes to their situation, thoughts, and reactions. I tend to take an integrated approach, drawing on CBT, behaviorist, skills-based, and psychodynamic orientations. My goal is to be your partner in our work toward your wellness and to give you the tools to maintain your well-being for yourself.
Approach to Wellness:
I work to maintain my own wellness through spending time with friends and family, enjoying good food, being in nature, watching my favorite shows (often sci-fi!), going for walks, and reminding myself to appreciate the small things in life.