Education: Kelli completed her Bachelor’s degree at Wartburg College in 2005 with a degree in Social Work and Psychology with an emphasis in Sociology. Kelli earned her Master’s Degrees in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine in 2007. Cary completed her Certificate of Play Therapy at MidAmerica Nazarene University and is credentialed as a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor through the Association for Play Therapy.
Experience: Kelli has been working through the Grace C Mae Advocate Center for the past 6 years providing clinical outpatient therapy for voluntary clients. Kellie’s clinical experience includes working with a wide range of ages including children and adolescents; diagnoses including ADHD, ODD, anxiety, depression and developmental delays; and situations including trauma, depression, anxiety. In addition to play therapy, Kelli has been trained in EMDR treatment protocols, certified Autplay® therapy, Aggression Replacement Training curriculum and Theraplay® interventions. Kelli is experienced in providing CBT based treatment interventions and integrating play into this treatment approach. She has been providing clinical supervision since 2014 for employees through the Grace C Mae Advocate Center and has been a supervisor of 2 different office locations since 2011. Prior to her work at the Grace C Mae Advocate Center, Kelli worked in the field of medical social work.
Additional Information: Kelli’s supervision approach is more educational in the beginning as you are just beginning the journey and there is a need for more information given. As the supervisee gains confidence and is more comfortable in providing services, her approach becomes more discussion about the situation and guiding the supervisee toward beginning to conceptualize cases more independently. Kelli believes this helps the supervisee become more prepared when they have completed supervision and are providing services independently.