During her undergraduate studies, Kelly discovered her passion for this profession by recognizing the holistic healing and integrative perspective of the human person that comes through counseling. During her graduate internship in High Point, she felt led to work with women’s and maternal mental health. It is important to acknowledge the emotional and mental well-being of mothers as vulnerability increases before, during, and after their pregnancy. Too often Postpartum Mood Disorder, miscarriage, stillbirth, infertility, and relationship difficulties are silenced and go unrecognized. Kelly advocates, welcomes and serves women and maternal population to find acceptance and hope through evidence-based treatments and holistic healing. Simultaneously, Kelly completed numerous certified trainings through the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology for and is now able to provide EMDR Level 1 and 2 within the clinical setting.
In her counseling practice, Kelly reaches clients wherever they are on their journey towards healing. She strives to establish a safe and empathetic relationship and environment, while providing each client the opportunity to grow in their own unique way. Kelly has experience working with a variety of mental and emotional health issues, including: anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, grief, trauma, women’s/ maternal mental health issues (including infertility, miscarriage, postpartum, etc). She has an eclectic approach and pulls from a variety of evidence- based practices including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Approach, Gestalt Therapy, Attachment Based Therapy and other trauma based therapies. Kelly believes in the integrated view of the human person, mind, body, and soul, and that each person is called to flourishing and hope. If a client chooses, she is open to provide Christ- centered care for those seeking Christian counseling.
- Bachelors of Clinical Psychology, Franciscan University, 2016
- Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Divine Mercy University, 2019
- Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (2019)
- Kelly sees children, adolescents, and adults, ages 7 and up.
Kelly accepts the following types of payment and health insurance:
- Private Payment (cash, check, credit card)
- Blue Cross Blue Shield (except for Blue Value, Blue Local, and Medicare)