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    Who is Kelli?

    As an adult in her late 30s, Kelli was diagnosed with ADHD and sensory processing differences shortly after her two young children each received confirmation of their own neurodivergence. This process was eye-opening and enlightening to say the least. It quickly changed the course of her therapy career!

    Today, Kelli is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and advocate for greater training on neurodiversity within the field of Marriage & Family Therapy. There’s an urgent need for knowledgable therapists to better recognize and support neurodivergent people. Marriages where one partner is neurogivergent and one partner is neurotypical (called neurodiverse marriages) are an underserved clinical population. Sadly, Kelli often hears stories from new clients about the unhelpful treatment they’ve previously received from mental health professionals who simply didn’t “get” them or their relationship challenges. Neurotypical parents raising Gifted, Twice exceptional (2e), Highly Sensitive, Asperger’s/Autistic, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexic, etc. children also frequently report feeling invalidated by healthcare professionals who simply don’t understand their parenting challenges.

    It seems many licensed therapists today are either unaware or disinterested in modifying their existing counseling techniques. The vast majority of talk therapy techniques in use today were designed by neurotypical persons according to neurotypical standards. This often misses the mark for those with brain differences, leaving clients feeling frustrated and misunderstood.

    Kelli believes a one-size-fits-all approach to individual therapy or couple therapy is inefficient and potentially hurtful. She is constantly learning best practices to help neurodivergent individuals and neurodivese couples thrive, integrating empirically validated counseling techniques with Christian principles and neurodiversity concepts in her work.

    You deserve support from someone who understands what makes you, your partner, and your children unique. Contact us today.

    Mission Statement

    Love All the Brains exists to support and celebrate neurodiversity by offering specialized therapy, speaking, writing, and advocacy within the Marriage & Family Therapy field.

    Online Therapy

    Kelli offers online therapy for Georgia residents over the age of 18. Online therapy with Kelli is active and engaging. It always strives for efficiency while allowing clients to explore their concerns at their own pace. The therapy atmosphere is characterized by professional ethics and unconditional positive regard. She strives to provide a safe space for clients to process past hurts, experience healing, and maintain personal and interpersonal growth.

    Although Kelli always customizes online therapy sessions to the unique needs of her clients, she most often draws inspiration from following empirically validated therapy styles: Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and others.

    This means she’s happy to help therapy clients over the age of 18 explore:

    1. The meaning of a new or longstanding diagnosis of ADD/ADHD, Aspergers/Autism, learning differences, dyslexia, etc. for themselves, their partner, or their child.

    2. How to reach a place of radical self-acceptance and identity confidence

    …and more.

    Education & Family Life

    In 2003, Kelli received her BA in Psychology from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. She went on to work at the Social Security Administration. This is where she first felt God’s call to pursue higher education in the field of Marriage & Family Therapy.

    Kelli received her MA in Marriage & Family Therapy with a Specialization in Christian Sex Therapy from Richmont Graduate University, formerly known as Psychological Studies Institute, in 2010. She began working at Building Intimate Marriages, Inc. in 2009, serving individuals and couples in a private practice counseling setting.

    She is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT) and a recently published author. Her latest publication entitled Neurodivergent? A Self-Discovery Guidebook is coming soon.

    Kelli is a Twice Exceptional (2e) neurodivergent person. She’s a grown up Gifted kid and ADHDer with sensory processing challenges and other brain differences. She and her Gifted, computer engineer husband of 17 years are lovingly raising two Gifted, neurodivergent children. Being an all-Gifted, all neurodivergent family comes with its own set of difficulties and joys! Kelli began homeschooling her kids in 2020.

    Every day is an adventure.

    To read more about Giftedness and its accompanying challenges, please click here.

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