MEET THE TEAM
Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals is the backbone of Avenues for Change. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.
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EMDR Trained, Brainspotting Trained, DBT Certified, Certified Grief Counseling Specialist, TF-CBT Certified, Emergency Responder and Public Safety Certified Clinician
Kelley moved to Kansas in 1994 to pursue her career in helping others overcome challenges and improve their lives. She obtained her Masters in Counseling in 2000. Kelley has practiced psychotherapy, with an emphasis in trauma and addictions, in various settings. She works with children, adolescents, and couples seeking to improve their lives as God designed.
Kelley utilizes Solution Focused Brief Therapy along with skills in Cognitive Behavioral and Experiential techniques. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Brainspotting, and is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Critical Incident Debriefings (CISD). She works with employers to support their employees through most Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and works with the court systems and Foster Care system for family assessment and treatment.
Kelley believes we all have potential to improve our lives, no matter our situation. Often ineffective coping skills and life stressors have been a pattern of behavior leading to distress and disappointment. New insight and perspective, as well as the ability for introspection and self-evaluation of our lives, can facilitate change. We can then be productive and successful as God designed. We often fear our emotions/thoughts and even success; therefore, find ourselves “stuck” in unhealthy or ineffective coping patterns. There is Hope. Freedom from that burden is possible, and has been found, with supportive therapeutic services.