Kelly offers psychotherapy to adults, families and children. She assists clients with a wide range of concerns including grief and loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, parent coaching, developmental concerns in children and issues stemming from adoption and foster care. Her therapeutic approach is direct, compassionate, empathetic, non-judgmental, and collaborative. She works from a strength based and trauma informed perspective and uses a variety of approaches including Internal Family Systems (IFS), Narrative therapy, sand tray, art and play therapy to assist in the process of healing and growth.
Challenge can be an opportunity to grow. Kelly believes that life is a journey and there are times when we need another person to walk alongside to help us examine and find new ways of being. Therapy is one way to have someone help with reflection, finding your own inner wisdom and developing more self awareness. She is continuously amazed by the resiliency of the human spirit and feels honored to walk alongside clients as they navigate new ways of doing life.
Space to process and reflect is important to help us connect to ourselves and others. Kelly creates a welcoming, safe and honoring space for you to bring your whole self and all your experiences. Creative, collaborative, authentic, compassionate, insightful, humorous and direct are words that clients have used to describe Kelly. She will help you develop new perspectives, foster deeper self connection to yourself and others and assist you in gaining more insight into your life.
Wellness is integrative and includes physical, mental and spiritual health. All of these areas can be explored in sessions to enable you to create new growth in your life. Strength based and trauma informed, Kelly uses modalities of internal family systems, attachment based theory, narrative therapy, psychoeducation, sand tray and art and play therapy to create a unique experience for each client.
Kelly specializes in working with people in life transition, clients with trauma and family of origin concerns and people who have experienced grief and loss. She also has extensive experience in parent coaching, working with pre adoptive parents, adoptive families and adoptees.
When she is not in the office, you will find her in nature, listening to music, gardening, practicing yoga and connecting with family and friends.
Kelly received her Master of Arts Degree from St. Mary’s University in Marriage and Family Therapy and her Post Master’s Certificate in Play Therapy. She also is honored to provide supervision for pre licensed clinicians and interns.