My teaching method is based on a child-centered approach. I collaborate with my students to determine their goals and needs so that we may develop a plan to meet those goals and needs. I have a gentle and collaborative approach that works to develop confidence and skill.
I am a professional violinist, mental health counselor, and special education paraeducator with experience working with children, adolescents and adults using a variety of theoretical perspectives. I have a specialization in play therapy with young children.
My musical education began when I was a section violinist with the Southern Methodist University Conservatory Orchestra from 1987-1993.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Professional violinist and mental health counselor with experience working with children, adolescents and adults using a variety of theoretical perspectives, in individual, family and group therapy sessions with a specialization in play therapy with young children.
Regis University - August 2013 through August 2017
Master of Arts in Counseling
Graduation Date: August 2017
University of Colorado at Denver
Graduation Date: December 1998
LICENSING AND CREDENTIALS
License No. LPCC.0015681
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, State of Colorado, originally issued on October 5, 2017, and expires on October 5, 2021
Music and Arts - November 2019 through present
5158 South Broadway, Englewood CO
Plan lessons, develop repertoires for students, report to parents about student progress, secure performance opportunities, and update their musical knowledge and experience.
Cherry Creek Schools – November 2018 through present
4700 South Yosemite St., Greenwood Village, CO
Special Education Para-Educator
Cherry Hills Village Elementary - provide daily one on one academic and social/emotional support to students with learning disabilities, as well as supporting students in small groups and in the full classroom.
Kindergarten Enrichment Leader/Support Leader
Black Forest Hills Elementary - provide daily one on one academic and social/emotional support to a high needs student in the Kindergarten Enrichment Program, as well as supporting students in small groups and in the full classroom.
Denver Public Schools – April 2018 through October 2018
8001 E. Cedar Ave., Denver, CO
Special Education Paraprofessional
College View Elementary - provide daily group and one on one academic and social/emotional support in the Affective Needs classroom.
Lowry Elementary - provide daily, one on one academic and social/emotional support to a high needs student. Incorporate strategies from play therapy to increase emotional regulation in student.
Mental Health Center of Denver – August 2016 through May 2018
3401 Eudora St., Denver, CO
Intern/Volunteer on the Healthy Living Team, facilitate and co-facilitate groups for elementary school, middle school and high school students, as well as adults, on various topics focused on wellness and prevention, including anti-bullying, healthy relationships, parenting, and social emotional wellness. Communicate with collaborating partnerships to assess needs before developing curriculum, and assessment of group progress.
Mt. Carmel Center of Excellence – January 2017 through August 2018
530 Communications Cir., Colorado Springs, CO
Counseling Intern, conduct weekly individual therapy sessions with children of military service members, provide play therapy to clients aged 10 years and younger using the Child-Centered Play Therapy approach, conduct weekly individual therapy and couples’ therapy sessions with adult military service members, draft case documentation including SOAP notes, psychosocial summaries and treatment plans
Regis University Center for Counseling and Family Therapy – January 2017 through August 2018
7450 Campus Dr., Colorado Springs, CO
Counseling Intern, conduct weekly individual therapy sessions with children, provide play therapy to clients aged 10 years and younger using the Child-Centered Play Therapy approach, conduct weekly individual therapy sessions with adults, draft case documentation including SOAP notes, psychosocial summaries and treatment plans
Kelly is incredible with student's who have special needs. She is patient, calm, and dedicated to fostering a strong relationship with students. Her ability to meet students where they are and support them from that point greatly helps the student grow.
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