Kelly Bires MA, LPC-Associate Supervised by Angie Knight Buja, MA, LPC-S
Kelly grew up in Friendswood, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health in 2018. After college, Kelly had planned on attending nursing school but felt the Lord call her in another direction. She always desired to care for others, form relationships, and walk with people through difficulty. The Lord shifted her path to use those desires to help people as a counselor, rather than as a nurse. Following the Lord’s calling for her life, Kelly moved to Dallas and completed her Master of Arts degree in Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary. During her time in graduate school, Kelly was a practicum student at a private practice in Grapevine, growing her knowledge and gaining clinical experience. Kelly has experience working with adults struggling with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, disordered eating, life transition, trauma, perfectionism, and more.
Kelly has always had a love and desire to know people deeply and help them feel comfortable in their own skin. Having been a counseling client herself, she appreciates the counseling relationship for bringing truth, reflection, and comfort to her own life and desires to bring this same love and curiosity that she was shown to her clients. Kelly believes that healing happens in the context of relationship, and finds great value in walking alongside people as they pursue health, healing and freedom. Kelly is dedicated to meeting people exactly where they are, and to creating a safe and welcoming environment in which healing can occur. Kelly is mindful to incorporate evidence-based treatment into her counseling in order to help clients meet their goals. Ultimately, Kelly desires to love others and help them walk through life’s difficulties.
In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband Micah & daughter Frankie and walking their dog, Olive. Kelly also loves visiting family and friends, trying new restaurants, and working on art projects.