Education: Kerri graduated from the University of Iowa in 2000 with a Master’s degree in Social Work. After obtaining a clinical social work license in the state of Missouri, she received her play therapy certification and is currently a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Kerri also holds a clinical social work license in Kansas. Kerri has completed training in EMDR and is currently studying how to fully incorporate this practice into her work with children. In addition, Kerri is a state-rostered TF-CBT trained therapist in Missouri and is working on becoming nationally certified. Finally, Kerri has additional training in child development and has been a certified Parents as Teachers educator. Kerri is passionate about trauma work with children and loves learning new ways to facilitate healing in families.
Experience: After receiving her degree in Social Work, Kerri has worked in a variety of settings including early childhood, school-based, home-based and trauma-focused agency clinical settings. She currently holds the position of Therapist in the Blue Springs School District. She also has a private practice where she works with both child and adults in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
Additional Information: Kerri is an active member of the Association for Play Therapy. She is a Leadership Academy graduate and has been a member of multiple committees over the past 10 years.