There are intersectional systems of inequality in our society that impact the unique experiences of individuals. I believe that therapy must recognize these impacts and be a collaborative effort between client and therapist to best address the client’s needs. I use trauma-informed and person-centered practices within the feminist therapy theories framework, in order to walk with you on your journey to meet and achieve your goals.
As a therapist, it is important to me to work from a holistic perspective. The systems that we navigate as individuals impact our minds and bodies. It is imperative that we address both in order to create balance in our lives.
I specialize in helping people recovering from trauma; specifically survivors of intimate partner abuse and sexual assault. I aim to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community and those who have relationships outside of the heteronormative and mono-normative structures. Years of working in reproductive health care has also made me uniquely qualified to work with those capable of pregnancy around issues including pregnancy, pregnancy loss, pregnancy termination and traumatic birth experiences.
Kelly is a therapist serving the Ada and Grand Rapids, MI communities and serving all of Michigan through online telehealth therapy. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University and holds a Master of Social Work degree. Kelly provides individual counseling and therapy from a trauma-informed lens for adults. Her therapeutic experience has mostly focused on serving those suffering from trauma, and substance use disorders, as well as with people capable of pregnancy. Kelly’s counseling approach is rooted in evidence-based interventions utilizing CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Motivational Interviewing, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), and MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy). Kelly also utilizes a person-centered and feminist theory perspective in her work.