Kelley comes to us from the New Jersey area, while living there she received a Master of Arts degree in Art Therapy from Drexel University in Philadelphia. She then worked for 13 years at Princeton House Behavioral Health, where she discovered her true passion of working with women, specifically those who experienced trauma and who struggled with addictions. Kelley also has experience bringing creative arts therapies to Residential “Mommy and Me” programs.
She believes that hope is essential and therefore change is possible. Throughout her career, she gained training in DBT and Psychodrama, through which she continually discovers creative ways to offer these skills to her clients. Kelley has presented at National Conferences on topics of Art Therapy, DBT and specifically Mindfulness. Not only is she knowledgeable in these therapeutic approaches, but she also feeds her soul by spending “QT” with her family, travelling, road trips, and meeting up with life-long friends when possible! People describe her as creative, loyal, honest, funny — corny at times — and loves to dance! She would like to share the wisdom of Rafiki from the Lion King, which sums up her goal of balancing acceptance and change–“The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.”