Ian Kellems, Ph.D.

Director, Licensed Psychologist


Brigham Young University, BA Psychology

University of Maryland at College Park, MA & PhD Counseling Psychology 

Additional Information: 

I work with the Student Care Team, Threat Assessment Team, Student Veterans, Student Athlete Welfare Committee, and the Wellness Alignment (which includes CAPS, Student Health, and Recreational Sports).

Theoretical Orientation: 

I believe that any good, effective therapy is built on the foundation of a strong client-therapist connection.  Beyond this my approach focuses on utilizing a client’s strengths to help them make the changes they want.  I often find it helpful to take a developmental approach (e.g., taking the view that current problems often began as solutions to previous problems).  I’m also realizing that the older I get, the more integrative I have become.  My roots are in Humanistic approaches, which I’ve since sprinkled with Interpersonal, Positive Psychology, and Cognitive-Behavioral techniques. 

My Pronouns: He/His/Him

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Affiliated with: 
Counseling Center
OSU Main Campus
Research/Career Interests: 

Training, working with student veterans, and the intersectionality of religious/spiritual issues and LGBTQ issues.

Beyond OSU
Personal Interests: 

Picking and eating blackberries, bike commuting in the rain, human-powered outdoor pursuits (whitewater kayaking, backpacking, mountain biking), exploring the Oregon coast, home projects, cooking, baking, and trying to keep up with my adventurous partner and four rambunctious kids.