“Our daughter was hurting and she felt so alone. We knew she needed help that we just didn’t know how to give her. As she started meeting with her counselor, Kelli, we started seeing her light start to come back again. She left her counseling sessions with hope. She truly values that time with Kelli, where she can be completely open, while at the same time being completely accepted. I’m so glad that we made the decision to start counseling at HopeWorks.” — parent of young client
Kelli received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, with an additional emphasis in counseling. She earned her master’s degree in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Kelli felt God calling her into the counseling field after experiencing her own healing through counseling during her transition into college. She has a heart for adolescents and young adults who are struggling with adjusting to new stages in life, and she desires to help empower clients of all ages to see themselves as God sees them.
Kelli is trained in play therapy and enjoys helping children and adolescents express themselves. She also holds certification for MarriageStrong, and she is committed to helping couples build marriages for life and develop valuable relationship skills.
Helping clients learn coping skills in individual counseling, and then bringing family members into the session, is a very effective way to implement positive relational changes. This could look like a teenager and her parents talking through struggles at school and home, or a married couple working on communication. Kelli enjoys facilitating beneficial conversations that can lead to healing and understanding.
Kelli has a passion for meeting new people and spreading God’s joy. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing with kids, dancing, being around animals, doing crafts, staying active, and watching movies.
Areas of Expertise
- Self-worth/self- esteem
- Eating disorders
- Relationship issues
- Social skills
- Marital issues
- Life transitions (including developmental stages, college, marriage, and new parents)