Kailey Bradley, MA, LPCC-S, CT earned her Bachelor of Arts from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2012 and finished her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Ashland Theological Seminary in 2015. Kailey initially thought she would be archaeologist perusing the pyramids of Egypt but discovered the value of the therapeutic relationship and decided to offer that same space that she was given in her own counseling.
Kailey has a background in hospice work and feels that companioning and advocating for grievers is her life’s passion. Kailey believes that grief is not a problem to be solved or a diagnosis to fix. Kailey’s goal through her trainings, groups, and individual counseling sessions is to create a refuge where the normal plethora of emotions of grief are normalized and accepted as valid.
Kailey specializes in working with individuals of all ages, with special interest and care given to children’s bereavement, complicated grief, perinatal loss, and chronic illness. Kailey has completed training at the Center for Loss and Life Transition and is a licensed clinical Thanatologist. Kailey is also an adjunct professor at Ashland Theological seminary where she teaches grief and crisis counseling courses. Kailey also teaches a Death and Dying Course at North Central State College.
Kailey also specializes in end-of-life planning, the integration of spirituality and sexuality, sexuality throughout the lifespan, support for spiritual trauma and faith deconstruction, and recovery from purity culture.
Lastly, Kailey will be attending Ohio University in the fall to obtain a PHD in counseling education and supervision. Kailey also plans to obtain training to become a death midwife where she can incorporate all of her interests and provide education and training on end-of-life care with special attention to the role sexuality plays throughout aging and in our last moments.