St. Augustine of Hippo said “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” Our restlessness in this world makes it difficult for us to manage the sadness, loneliness, anxiety, and despair that comes our way in this great journey of life. Discovering how to rest in the Lord can be greatly enhanced through prayer and therapy.
My therapeutic back ground includes a Master's degree in Social Work from Portland State University, practicing in the areas of adults, children & families, couples, and geriatrics for nearly 20 years. I focus on working with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, & grief. I have substantial experience working with binge-eating disorder, hospice, substance use, sexual abuse, child abuse, domestic violence, and suicide. I have been a Christian most of my life, raised with regular bible studies and grounded in a life of prayer.
The approach I use in therapy is adapted for each client, while primarily focusing on cognitive behavioral therapy. I utilize prayer and the use of biblical texts to enhance our understanding of God’s presence in our lives and how He can help us understand and change our thoughts – to rest in Him. Developing an awareness of our thought patterns and exploring the validity of the thoughts allows us to transform ourselves and to ease our restless hearts.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Eating disorders
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Family of Origin Issues , Forgiveness , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Workplace Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
LCSW #SW11799 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
LISW #I.1101380 (Expires: 2021-10-28)
Kelli has been so helpful these last 3 weeks! She’s very sweet and helpful!!