Kelly was raised in Wisconsin where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. From there, She moved to South Carolina to complete her Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Winthrop University.
Throughout her college career, Kelly worked and volunteered for different organizations that included working with homeless youths, and people with special needs. Kelly was also able to intern at a non-profit counseling clinic where she practiced her clinical skills, as well as learned about how non-profits run, and the importance of having them in the community.
She has worked with clients of all ages and has experience treating mood disorders, anxiety, grief, PTSD, clients who have experienced abuse, and family/relationship issues.
Kelly believes in working as a team with her clients to help them achieve their goals whether she is working one-on-one, with a family, or in a group setting. She takes a solution-focused and psychodynamic approach to therapy. However, Kelly finds it important to utilize a variety of therapeutic interventions and theories when necessary to best support her client. For her youth clients, her sessions are a safe place to explore and understand new ideas and emotions. Together she hopes you will be able to discover and understand your behavior patterns, create and practice new coping skills, work on healthy boundary setting, and ultimately gain a better understanding of the puzzle that is you.
When Kelly isn’t working you can find her at the beach, scuba diving, hiking, or at a concert (pre-COVID)!
Illustrations by Kento Iida