Kelly has her Master of Science in Restorative Practices and Youth Counseling as well as being a certified Preschool and Elementary Teacher. She has experience across multiple domains with over 15 years of clinical experience, excellent assessment skills and the ability to accurately evaluate the behavioral needs of each individual and develop strategies to meet their overall emotional, social, and educational needs. She is empathetic, highly organized, and has outstanding communication skills.
Kelly has experience with at-risk youth, utilizing her knowledge of childhood traumatic stress, special education, attachment issues, autism, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder. Her counseling approach is through Play Therapy, ABA, TFCBT, and Solution Focused Therapy and she is a wonderful addition to Thrive.