Kelli Wright, Ph.D.

Kelli Wright, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who uses an acceptance-based, cognitive-behavioral approach called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  She resides in Houston, Texas, where she has conducted her private therapy practice for over 10 years.  In addition to counseling individuals struggling with an array of challenges from anxiety to substance use issues, she also evaluates veterans sent from the local VA hospital.  Dr. Wright joined the advisory board of BIC because she witnessed some of her clients taking benzodiazepines who experienced worsening anxiety and depression along with harmful withdrawal symptoms when they attempted to discontinue.  Based on the efficacy of non-drug based modalities for the treatment of anxiety and based on the potential for harm caused by benzodiazepines, Dr. Wright believes that benzodiazepines are overprescribed. Dr. Wright graduated from University of Houston in 2002 with her PhD in clinical psychology.