Kelsey Hudson, PhD
I am not currently accepting new clients.
I am a licensed psychologist (child/adolescent) and founder of Climate-Aware Care. In my climate-informed practice, I acknowledge the significant psychological effects of climate change and commit to validating and supporting individuals whose wellbeing is impacted by the climate and environmental crises.
Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with young people with anxiety, tics/Tourette's, depression, PTSD, grief and loss, ADHD, and stress management; refugees, asylum seekers, and survivors of torture; and young people and climate activists with climate distress. My sessions are facilitated by evidence-based treatments such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions. I aim to approach my clinical work from a culturally sensitive and strengths-based perspective. Currently, I work with children and adolescents with anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and traumatic stress disorders, as well as young people and climate activists who are experiencing climate distress.
I earned my PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Vermont and completed my clinical internship at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA. My post-doctoral fellowship was completed at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. In 2021, I received a Certificate in Climate Change and Health from Yale University School of Public Health. Currently, in addition to seeing clients, I am co-editing a book on climate change and youth mental health for Cambridge University Press. I also have the pleasure of chairing the Youth Focus and Outreach Subcommittee through the Climate Psychology Alliance-North America, a clinician-run non-profit focusing on the psychological impacts of the climate and environmental crises.
I offer virtual sessions for clients located in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
I am not accepting new clients at this time.
If you are experiencing a mental health or medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency department immediately. The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline also provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, and can be reached by calling 9-8-8 or going to https://988lifeline.org/