Artist, Educator, Psychotherapist
"Kelly is friendly, personable, knowledgeable, articulate and wholehearted" -Workshop participant
I am dedicated to using the power of creativity to help us fall in love with life, imagine new possibilities, expand our narratives, heal trauma and rebound from rough times.
I have a wide range of experience in facilitating creative projects with adults and children in schools, nature centers, museums and therapeutic settings, providing professional development for teachers and therapists, and acting as consultant for project development and presentation.
I have had the benefit of working with wonderful mentors including the late sculptor Ruth Asawa, poet John Caddy, painter Hazel Belvo, and therapist Elizabeth (Libby) Bergman. Significant influences on my work include training in Visual Thinking Strategies with Phillip Yenawine and Abigail Housen, participation in the creation of John Caddy's Self Expressing Earth art and ecology curriculum, immersion in the Reggio Children's approach to nurturing creativity in young children, ongoing studies in Jungian psychology, and the integration of yoga and mindfulness with psychotherapy to treat trauma.
I hold Master's degrees in both Interdisciplinary Creative Arts and Marriage and Family Therapy and am a licensed psychotherapist in both Minnesota and New Mexico. My creative work encompasses personal art making, development of community art projects and museum exhibit spaces, and therapeutic work with individuals and families. I call the lakes of Minnesota, the coast of northern California and the high desert of New Mexico home.