“Everything is just so hard.” “My child is out of control.” “I’m so tired of feeling this way.” These types of statements often reflect the type of feelings Kelly’s clients have. Whether parenting a difficult child, struggling with addictions, or suffering from mood or thought disorders, Kelly has a compassionate healing approach tailored to identify problems and solutions.
Therapy Practice areas:
Kelly provides child therapy through various techniques including: Play therapy, theraplay techniques, sand tray, assessments, EMDR, parent consultations, behavioral plans, trauma and sexual abuse counseling. Kelly is a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) which is an advanced credential representing additional training in child therapy.
Adolescent / Teen Counseling:
Kelly specializes in teen counseling. She uses a variety of techniques in her adolescent therapy work including: Art therapy, DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), CBT, assessments, addiction counseling, trauma counseling, grief counseling, family therapy, teen group therapy, trauma and sexual abuse counseling. Kelly specializes in counseling teens with wide variety of issues including behavioral problems, mood disorders, school issues, self harming, and developmental delays. Learn more about teen counseling or contact Kelly for more information.
Kelly also sees some adults clients. She specializes in parenting and family counseling, trauma and sexual abuse counseling when working with adults. Kelly works with all parents who have children in child therapy or adolescent counseling to create a collaborative plan for therapy both in and out of session. In addition, Kelly provides tips, skills, and support for parents working with difficult children or teens as they progress in therapy.
Kelly provides services to clients of all ages both individually and in groups such as the Teen Intervention Program (TIP) and DBT Skills training courses. She provides therapy in a supportive and caring environment focused on helping client’s to reach their goals and overcome life obstacles.
Kelly’s TIP group offers an option for treating teens that may need more intensive care than weekly sessions alone may offer, yet do not need intensive outpatient or inpatient treatments. Examples include teens stepping down from intensive outpatient programs, recently discharged teens, teens needing additional sessions, or teens needing additional support as an adjunct to individual treatment. Additionally, teens often respond to a group adolescent counseling format better than individual counseling making this a viable stand alone treatment. This may be especially true for issues such as substance abuse, anger-management, and grief addressed weekly in the program.
Kelly is also a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor providing supervision and training for graduate practicum counselors and LPC Interns seeking licensure in the state of Texas as well as clinicians seeking the Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential.
Kelly and her husband Kerric were married in 2000 and have three children. She enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time outdoors. Kelly has a heart of service leading to involvement in various local community, church, and children’s outreach programs including the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (ACAC)
Association for Play Therapy (APT)
International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP)
Texas Counseling Association (TCA)
Play Therapy Techniques (Direct and Non-Direct)
Fully EMDR Trained
Attachment and Trauma Therapy Training
BRIEF Assessment Training
Assessment and Treatment of Sex Addiction
Texas LPC Superision
- Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
- Registered Play Therapist