In this episode, Kellee and Abby, from the Whole Therapist Podcast, share their experiences as therapists. They discuss the importance of authenticity, the relationship between therapist and client, the relational neurosciences, and a bit about their podcast as well.

Abby is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. She is EMDR Certified and a Consultant in Training. Abby is also a Circle of Security Parent Facilitator, and trained in Theraplay level One.  She specializes in working with children, families, and women’s issues. Abby has ten years of experience working with women and child survivors of trauma, anxiety disorders, and attachment injuries. Abby uses an attachment lens when working with children and adults.  Prior to founding Be and Belong Counseling PLLC, Abby has experience providing services to runaway and homeless youth, adolescent girls in residential treatment, women residing in domestic violence shelters, and providing intensive in-home therapy to families formed through adoption. Abby also offers consultation and supervision to interns and clinicians working towards clinical licensure or their Registered Play Therapist credential as an Advanced Clinical Supervisor (ACS).

Kellee is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Play Therapist, Certified Synergetic Play Therapist, EMDR Certified clinician, and a Circle of Security Parenting facilitator. Kellee does provide supervision for MFT applicants in CO, and is currently an AAMFT approved supervisor in training. Kellee also provides play therapy consultation to PsyD interns at the community mental health agency she works at part-time. Kellee has been providing therapy services to children, families, and adults since 2010.  Kellee has worked in a variety of settings including: providing therapy to those with substance abuse struggles in an inpatient and outpatient dual diagnosis center, providing in-home services with children and families involved with Child Protective Services, providing services to children and families residing in a domestic violence shelter, and providing services to adolescent girls in residential treatment. Kellee currently splits her time as an independent contract therapist with Forward Family Therapy and at a local community mental health agency where she provides therapy to children, families, and mothers experiencing postpartum depression/anxiety. Kellee has co-presented a poster presentation at the APT national conference in Phoenix, AZ in 2018 and co-presented on a co-created Multifamily Healing Group at the Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference in CO in 2018. Kellee consistently contributes to the “Ask A Therapist,” section in her local CO newspapers. 

Check out Embodying Epigenetics: A training by Abby and Kellee of the Whole Therapist Podcast!

Aggression in the Play Room by Lisa Dion

The Power of Discord by Ed Tronik and Claudia

Bonnie Badenoch books

Robyn Gobbel

Check out the Whole Therapist Podcast here!

Find Abby’s private practice website here and find Kellee’s private practice website here.

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