Hello! I'm a mental health provider in the states of Iowa, Oregon, and Texas. I have four years of experience in the counseling field. I'm a Navy veteran and I'm married to a Coast Guard veteran. We have an amazing son who has autism, and I am blessed to be able to homeschool him.
I am working on my Doctorate in Counseling with a trauma specialization from Liberty University. I earned my MS in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University in 2019. I also have a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University.
I have extensive training and experience in trauma-informed treatment. Most of my experience has been with combat veterans, first responders, and individuals with complex posttraumatic stress. I utilize a variety of therapy approaches incorporating techniques to individualize treatment, but the primary modalities I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Self-awareness is key to healing, so my practice is client-centered. These approaches will provide you with methods to solve problems utilizing your own strengths. Other approaches may be used to help facilitate your progress. I do not work with paraphilic disorders.
I believe it is essential to build trusting relationships with clients. I've had an array of life experiences that have shaped me into the person I am today. These positive and negative experiences help me connect with others in a unique way. My primary goal is to help others evoke their own strengths and resources to heal and make positive changes in their lives.
With this platform, you can send a message at any time. I am not physically available 24/7, however I do respond to messages at least once per day.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Military and Veterans Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Somatization, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 83478
IA LMHC 112160
OR LPC C6730
Kelly has been nothing but amazing to me. She’s attentive, responsive, and accommodating. She helped me tremendously during a very difficult time that I needed support. I really recommend working with Kelly if you get the opportunity. You can really tell she cares about her patients. I’m very pleased with each session and message I’ve exchanged with her.
Written on Jun 29, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem
Kelly is kind, patient, and so understanding. She has a lot of wonderful resources at her fingertips that help, and her EMDR therapy has changed my life. 10 stars!!!
Written on Apr 11, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
Kelly listens with compassion and really cares. I found her immensely helpful.
Written on Apr 07, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Kelly is a very compassionate therapist. She is willing to listen and using her expertise to lead me to become more aware of my situations. She had helped me through very hard times and healing the trauma within.
Written on Dec 10, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Kelly is a good listener. She offers options and homework if you’re open to it. She sends be helpful articles too
Written on Oct 23, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 4 months on issues concerning coping with life changes
Kelly is a very sweet and caring individual that truly cares about her clients. I am very pleased with the progress I have made with Kelly and appreciate the thoughtfulness and concern she has showed for me. Kelly’s willingness to work with my schedule and make appointments work out for both of us is wonderful!
Written on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem