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About Me

Kelly is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual and couples with an emphasis and additional training working with Sex Addiction/Compulsive Sexual Behaviors (certified by the International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals) and Betrayal Trauma (certified by the Assoc. of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists). Additionally, Kelly is a PhD student in Clinical Sexology.  She is also a trained Family Mediator working with separating and divorcing families in developing a parenting plan.  In addition to her training and experience as a Child Custody Recommending Counselor for the California Superior Court, Kelly continues to seek opportunities to advance her skills through active involvement in several organizations that  serve the family in family law matters. 

Trained in the treatment of trauma, Kelly utilizes EMDR and Brainspotting as part of her practice  to support healing.  She maintains a private practice office in Hermosa Beach, California as well as offering telehealth services throughout the State of California.

With over 13 years of experience working in the mental health field she possesses a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute with an emphasis in Depth Psychology.  Kelly continues serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients in the Southbay and maintains a small practice in West Los Angeles.   Prior to entering the mental health profession, Kelly was a Senior Sales and Marketing Representative in the Internal Medicine Division of Sonofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals.

Kelly is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client and the issues they are facing. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them develop their goals, build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

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My Approach

Education

PACIFICA GRADUATE INSTITUTE, Santa Barbara, CA
Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology, Emphasis in Depth Psychology
Thesis: NATURAL CONNECTION:ECOTHERAPY AS A PATH TO WHOLENESS

License 

California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist  #86622

Professional Activities & Memberships

  • International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP)

  • Association of Partners of Sex Addicts and Trauma Specialists (APSATS)

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)

  • Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (LACFLA)

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)

  • Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA)

Certifications & Training

  • Attachment Focused EMDR Trained 

  • Certified Clinical Partner Specialist (APSATS) 

  • Certified Sex Addition Therapist No.2016-2305

  • CP CAL Celebration 10: A Decade of Change: Creating a Legacy  

  • Certified Bringing Baby Home Gottman Educator 

  • Gottman Level II Couples Counseling Method  Training 

  • California State Administrative Office of the Courts Center for Families, Children, & the Courts Family Dispute Resolution Statewide Educational Institute 

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) 

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)  Annual Conference Attachment, Brain Science, and Children of Divorce: The ABC’s of Child Development for Family Law 

  • AFCC Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations Research and Practice: Bridging the Gap and Finding the Balance 

  • Collaborative Divorce institute Collaborative Family Law Streamlined Protocols Training  

  • Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (LACFLA) Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training  

  • Mosten Mediation Training 40-Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training 

  • Co-Facilitator Divorce Care: Divorce Recovery Support Group

  • DRI Discernment Counseling   

  • Southern California Mediation Association Mentee Program Graduate 

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