Education & Experience

My Credentials & Training

  • MA in Counseling Psychology, St. Mary’s College of Moraga
  • BA in Psychology, Sonoma State University
  • Licensed Marriage, Family & Child Counselor – California License MFC 34453
  • Member of CAMFT – The California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists

Kelly regularly takes coursework and continuing education in a wide variety of clinical topics to increase and update her knowledge base and experiential learning opportunities.

Past Employment Includes

  • School Counselor, St. Francis K-8 School
  • Art Therapist, Sutter Children’s Bereavement Art Group
  • Bereavement Therapist, Sutter Hospice
  • High Risks Youth Counselor, Social Advocates for Youth


  • Weekly Columnist in Sacramento Bee and Contra Costa Times Newspapers, “Teen Talk”
  • Guest Interview on Various Radio Stations, including FM 102 and Capital Public Radio
  • Channel 31- Guest Interview on Parent/Teen Communication… Good Morning Sacramento TV Show
  • Capital Public Radio – Expert on Teenagers and Text Messaging
    • Keynote Speaker for Loretto High School Wellness Day 2009 
  • 3 part series on “Parenting Your Teenager”- Wilson C. Riles Middle School

Speaking Engagements

  • January 2015 – Guest Speaker NCL Davis Chapter
  • February 2015 – Teacher Inservice on Bullying to Vista Del Lago High School
  • February 2015 – World of Teenagers Parent Presentation for Folsom Middle School and Vista Del Lago High School
  • March 2015 – Keynote Speaker for Strive For Strength Conference
  • April 2015 – Facilitated and Speaker at teenage girls retreat – Free to Be Me
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