Kelli Penner, MS
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Relationships can bring all kinds of experiences to your daily life: joy, pain, stress, love, sadness, and many others. Whether you feel prepared for them or not, your interactions have an impact on the individual that you are constantly becoming. I will work with you to process through the many experiences that make up who you are in the present moment. Most people find that they have difficult experiences from their past that get in the way of helping them develop into the person they want to become. My goal is to help you create new ways of experiencing your emotions, relating to others, and moving towards your true self.
My approach to therapy is largely informed by a psychodynamic framework, including attachment-based and family-systems theories. I have also received extensive training on working with complex trauma, and often encourage mindfulness as a valuable intervention.
I graduated from Fuller Seminary in 2010 with my Master's in Marital and Family Therapy. I have spent the majority of the years since then focusing on work with children, adolescents, their parents, and couples. I have worked with clients from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, faith experiences, and sexual orientations and place a high value on my clients' unique and diverse experiences of themselves and others in the world.
Areas of Expertise:
- Complex Trauma