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Bridge Kiley, Certified IFS Therapist


Hello! I'm glad you're here. My name is Bridget Kiley (she/her). I commonly go by my nickname, Bridge. My work centers around mental health therapy, body-centered healing, and writing.


Being human can be messy and hard! My work makes room for the full spectrum of human emotions and experiences and is informed by social justice, LGBTQ+ affirming, and Health at Every Size frameworks. 

My Why

I have found a lot of support through therapy, bodywork and overall psychoeducational learning. This has happened through relationships, in community, and teachings found in books and practiced on the cushion. Community (compassionate, connective relationships), self-compassion (mindfulness + common humanity + self-kindness), and building skills (of all kinds + discovery through learning) are ingredients I've found in living a full, wholehearted life so you will see this reflected in my work. 



I work with those interested in deepening their connection to themselves and the world around them, this includes a focus on areas of grief and loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship challenges. My approach to therapy is integrative and takes on different approaches depending on the needs of the person I am supporting. I have experience working with youth ages 5-18, emerging adults, and those well-established in their adult lives. 


I believe everyone is an expert on their own experience. I hope to both offer connection and to share skills and tools I've learned along the way to help each person connect to their inner wisdom.


I am licensed as a therapist in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. In my own therapeutic training and experiences,  I am Certified in Internal Family Systems and this is the primary modality I work with. Given that we all have a lineage and family of origin, as well as early life experiences and identities that inform our path, the Healing Our Core Issues model of developmental and relational trauma is a foundational part of my work. I am additionally trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which is a targeted trauma treatment approach. Additionally, I am a Master Reiki practitioner: Reiki is a body-centered complement to psychotherapy.

I am experienced in teaching, leading groups, and coordinating with multiple levels of providers (including parents, teachers, medical professionals, and outside agencies) to provide comprehensive care. I especially enjoy mindfulness and compassion-based practices and working with those who are in the LGBTQ+ community.


Professional Background

  • Fulbright Foundation Scholarship U.S. Student Award to Greece

  • Co-author published in the book Applied Mindfulness: Approaches in Mental Health for Children and Adolescents

  • Level I, II and Master Level Reiki training Trained through Pat Venter at the Kurukulla Center

  • Mindfulness-Training in Primary Care 8-Week Group LeaderTrained through Cambridge Health Alliance, Center for Mindfulness and Compassion

  • Level I and Level II Internal Family Systems Therapy Trained at Cambridge Health Alliance with supervision from Dick Schwartz, Martha Sweezy and Nancy Sowell; continued experience as an assistant with various specialized trainings on Internal Family Systems

  • Healing Our Core Issues training Trained by Jan Bergstrom and Rick Butts

  • Full Spectrum Doula Training, childbirth with Sabia Wade and Doula training

  • Graduate Thesis: Embodying Mindfulness: Exploring Implementation of Mindfulness-Based Interventions 


More about Bridge

  • My professional experience in therapeutic work includes Cambridge Health Alliance, a healthcare network serving Boston's metro-north communities in Massachusetts and Arlington Youth Counseling Center (AYCC), a licensed community-based mental health counseling center serving Arlington youth (ages 3-21) and their families

  • Social justice liberatory frameworks and an anti-oppression lens plays a significant role in how I relate to myself and the world around me. I aim to center this in my life and work, which means reflecting on, in an ongoing way, identities, conditioning and how to skillfully show up in relationship to myself and others. I value supporting my clients in this reflection as well. 

  • I grew up in the United States (New England) and am one of four siblings and had a sister who was stillborn

  • In my free time, you'll see me with animals and loved ones, going on walks (with my dog and family), experimenting with art, and finding water to swim in 

  • My grandparents inspired much of my career and healing journey as they worked as body-centered psychotherapists. They embodied for me a lot of what I've come to know and understand about the world of therapy and mindfulness (they were my introduction to practicing mindfulness in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, Order of Interbeing)

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