Kelly offers psychotherapy to adults, families and children. Kelly 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.
She has over 30 years providing services to families and children in a variety of capacities and pulls from her work as an educator, advocate and supervisor to provide comprehensive and specialized services to individuals, families and children. She also is honored to parent children from biology and adoption and uses her lived experience to connect with both caregivers and children.
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. 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.
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.
She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist and a Board Approved Supervisor. In addition to providing therapy, she is the Director of Clinical Supervision for the MFT Track for Lyn Lake Centers for Wellness.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Adlerian Play Therapy
Adult Attachment Inventory
Circle of Security
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
Experiential Play Therapy
Filial Play Therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Neurological Reorganization (NR)
Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
Sand Tray or Sand Play
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT)
Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)
Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP)
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Divorce / Co Parenting
Early Traumatic Experiences
Educational Consulting (IEP/504 Assistance)
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
High Conflict Families
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Systems of Care Navigation
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Elementary Age (7-12)
Young Adult (19-25)
Young Child (3-6)
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If your family is facing financial barriers to receiving care from an adoption-competent therapist in Minnesota, please reach out to our HELP Program: https://fosteradoptmn.org/help_program_overview/
Parents should carefully choose a therapist based on the individual needs of their family. For more information, please see the following: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/f-therapist/