Kelly joined TCFS in 2015 after completing an internship at a community-based mental health agency where she worked with families, adolescents, and young adults in individual and family therapy and case management. She works full-time with low-income families and individuals and assists with accessing a variety of basic needs and resolving issues surrounding mental health concerns. She also volunteers answering phone calls on a suicide hotline.
Kelly enjoys working with families, children, adolescents, and young adults. She is especially interested in working with women. She is also part of our innovative Family-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders program.
The most exciting thing for Kelly is to help people discover and practice using new tools that work for them as they better manage any struggles they are facing. Watching an individual or family be empowered to grow and make changes that allow them to more thoroughly enjoy their lives is what is special and important about therapy. People are the experts of their own lives and the capacity for human growth is limitless.
Kelly has lived in the Chicagoland area her whole life. She is a huge Chicago sports fan, and especially loves the Bears and White Sox. She spends most of her free time hanging out with her family and her dog, Penny, watching her favorite TV shows, or discovering new places or things to do in the Tri-City area.
Kelly has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.