Kelly has over twenty years of experience working with youth and families. She brings extensive knowledge of the educational system to her work, stemming from her experience as a teacher and school social worker. Kelly also understands the complexity of managing chronic illness and acute medical needs from her years working as a hospital social worker. Kelly works with adolescents and adults, always working first to build a positive therapeutic relationship to best understand both the challenges and the strengths each person brings to therapy. Kelly supports people in setting clear goals for therapy and finding the best ways to reach these goals. The approach is related to the individual needs of each person, with Kelly often utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, talk therapy as well as art and other activities.
Kelly moved to Grand Rapids four years ago with her husband and two children, seeking a relaxed lifestyle with access to all the beauty in West Michigan. Kelly loves spending time with her family, learning about her children’s varied interests, being outside, baking and reading.
BA Elementary Education- University of Michigan- 1996 MSW- University of Michigan- 2003