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Kelsey Fitzgerald

Kelsey Fitzgerald

Affiliate Assistant Professor SOPMFT

BA, Pepperdine University
MA, Azusa Pacific University
PsyD, Azusa Pacific University


Kelsey Fitzgerald is a systems-oriented clinician and educator passionate about culturally-competent and evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions in both English and Spanish. Her clinical work, research, and teaching focus on older adults and their families (e.g., neurodegenerative disorders, aging, grief), generalist work across the lifespan, integration of psychology and spirituality, health psychology (e.g., chronic illness, substance use), persistent mental illness, trauma, and multicultural therapy with marginalized populations including the LGBTQ+ community. Outside of psychology, Dr. Fitzgerald enjoys volunteering with animal rescue organizations.


Published work is included in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). Presentations are given at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association and the UCLA Conference on Aging. She is currently working on publishing an article titled Life-Extension Attitudes in Older Adults: Who Wants to Live to be 100?.