Perspective Giver, Self-Care Enthusiast, Dog Lover, Confidence Builder, Thought Changer, Personal Growth Gardener
Licensed Graduate Social Worker
State of West Virginia #2455
Masters of Social Work
West Virginia University Laude
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology:
Fairmont State University
Registered Therapy Dog Team – The Alliance of Therapy Dogs
Certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer
Areas of Expertise:
Anxiety, Young Adults, Self-Care & Self-esteem, Animal Assisted Therapy, Life-transitions, Depression
Strengths based, client, centered, CBT focused approach with an emphasis on self-compassion.
I focus on active listening while encouraging you to set and achieve goals that we come up with together. I am committed to offering a safe, neutral, non-judgemental space to help you identify, manage and overcome your sadness habits, anxieties, frustrations and everything in between.
Whatever challenge, obstacle, slump or battle you are facing, let’s overcome it together.
My priority is providing a caring environment to help you journey along your path and working with you to find and create new, fresh routes at your own pace. I focus on actively listening, while encouraging you.
Encourager, Wife, Dog Mom, Crafter, Spaghetti Devourer, Book Worm, Fun Aunt, Organizing Queen
When I was two years old, and accident left me without half my vision. However, from a very young age I realized only being able to see out of my right eye somehow gave me more sight than I ever could imagine. Especially learning to adapt, maneuver, and rebuild in a new way. Losing sight doesn’t have to equal blindness, but can give a vision, a new perspective to see from. And that’s what I want to do for you. Help you find your own view, giving you the right glasses to overcome your own challenge and strengthen your resilience.
We all have things in our lives that make us sad, put us down, cause stress, fear or self-doubt. Often society forces us to think that not being okay is problematic. I’m here to help you see that it IS okay to not be okay. And it IS okay to need help, we all do sometimes. Although the struggles are important to process, moving forward- I want to help you figure out how can you take that experience and fill up your own personal toolkit for when life breaks you down, so that you can build your foundation stronger. Ready for the next.
My experience varies wide, I’ve worked with adults, children, teens, at risk youth, juveniles, domestic violence victims, parents, with CPS, schools, those in crisis, and currently with communities to prevent drug use in youth. My history has influenced my perspective that treating each person needs to be individualized and collaborative. Meaning that the person that knows you the best is you! So you are in fact, an expert of yourself. (How cool, right?) And I’m glad to work with you using an approach that makes you feel comfortable, more confident, and motivated. I want you to feel like you can achieve while also being in charge of choosing how you do so. Therapy isn’t always black and white, it’s adaptive- as it should be! As humans, our main similarity is that we are all different. We have different emotions, wants and needs. So why not approach therapy in that way?
Through the implementation of techniques and interventions from evidence-based theories, along with active participation, we can tackle your challenges head on. I will guide you, challenge you and assist you in growing into the best you that you can be
When I am not encouraging people to live their best lives, you can find me doing home DIY projects and remodeling, reading, cooking, crafting, wreathing, and spending time with my husband and two special pups – Della a Goldendoodle (who has quite the Instagram fanbase!!) and my little Border Collie named Gray *with ah-mazing eyes!).
Kiley Brescoach is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker in the State of West Virginia. She obtained her Masters degree from West Virginia University in 2019, while gaining experience with individual, group and family therapy on an acute impatient unit serving a multitude of mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, and self-harm behaviors. Her research at graduate school consisted of finding a correlation between Animal Assisted Therapy and Job Satisfaction for Clinical Therapists. Kiley double majored at Fairmont State University in her undergraduate pursuit and obtained a bachelor’s of science in Sociology and a bachelor’s of science degree in criminal justice in just three years. Kiley is a Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer, a Journey of Hope Trainer, and has a background in working with social services, residential treatment for at-risk youth, and currently works on community drug prevention for youth and young adults in thirteen counties in WV. She is a part of a Registered Therapy Dog Team with her Goldendoodle, Della, through the Alliance of Therapy Dogs and volunteers her free time doing Pet Therapy with patients in the hospital.
Kiley made such a difference in our lives! She gave us the tools that helped us to understand each other and made something that was so hard, fun.