Education: Kelli completed her undergraduate degree at Warburg College in social work and psychology with a sociology emphasis in 2005. She went straight into a master program in social work through a combined program with the University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota. Kelli received her LISW in 2011. Kelli also completed post graduate level education at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas to complete her Certificate in Play Therapy. Once completing the certificate program she obtained her Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor credential through the Association for Play Therapy.
Experience: Kellie is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in private practice who has over 10 years of experience. she works with the lifespan of individuals from infants to geriatrics. It is her goal to provide an environment where her clients feel safe to share their stories and fight the obstacles that they are faced with in order to find strength and healing in their journey. She believes that each individual and family are unique, thus the treatment utilized should be as well. Kelli utilizes a variety of different treatment approaches in order to assist her clients. She also has extensive experience in treating individuals who have experiences or witnessed a traumatic experience. Kellie utilizes a variety of approaches in working with these individuals in order to assist them in healing from trauma and increasing their ability to manage situations they are confronted with in the future. Kelli has completed EMDR I and EMDR II training. With this certification she possesses skills to work with those who struggle with trauma, anxiety or pain. She is also trained in Theraplay, AutPlay and Telehealth Services. Theraplay is a child and family therapy technique for building healthy and positive relationships. Kelli also has experience in providing CBT based treatment interventions and integrating play into this treatment approach.
Additional Information: Kelli’s supervision approach is tailored to the needs of each individual supervised. Similar to therapy, each supervisee needs a different supervision plan in order to assist each individual develop their skills in providing therapy to those they work with. Throughout the supervision process the approach can be adjusted to the development of the supervisee’s skills and abilities.