Kelli graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors of Arts and obtained a Master of Arts degree from Southern Nazarene University in Counseling Psychology. Kelli completed her practicum at the University of Central Oklahoma’s Center for Wellness and Well-Being in their behavioral counseling center. Kelli is a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTS-I) from the Arizona Trauma Institute. For couples counseling, she is a certified SYMBIS facilitator and has completed Gottman Level 1 training for the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. She is a certified SMART Recovery facilitator (Addictions) and trained in QPR Crisis (Suicide Assessment).
Kelli primarily works from a Psychodynamic and Person-Center modality. She believes that healing most importantly begins with the relationship between client and therapist. She strives to create a comfortable, secure, and empathetic environment in which clients can work through past and present difficulties. Her belief is that everyone has a story to be told and deserves an opportunity to be heard. She would consider it a privilege to hear yours.
Kelli is a member of the Oklahoma Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, Oklahoma Counseling Association, American Counseling Association and Oklahoma Mental Health Counselor Association.
Kelli is currently an LPC Candidate working towards her licensure. While she works with many issues and populations, her areas of interest include:
Teens, young adults, adults, seniors
Marriage and Premarital
Life stage changes
Suicidal risk assessment