Therapist - LMSW - Individuals / Couples

Kelly Abernethy LMSW

Therapist - LMSW - Individuals / Couples

Kelly Abernethy LMSW, is a Licensed Masters Social Worker with over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist, personal trainer, advocate and wellness specialist. Kelly practices therapy with individuals and couples using a collaborative, holistic and insight oriented approach. She provides a safe and non-judgemental space for clients to explore feelings, circumstances and conflicts impeding their sense of efficacy and wellness. Kelly views clients as the experts of their own experience and empowers them to find their voice, think outside the box and reach their goals. As a social worker she breaks from traditional psychology’s focus on the individual, instead viewing client issues through systemic and social justice lenses. In addition to general practice Kelly specializes in working with individuals and couples going through transitions including divorce, breakups, blending families, trauma and loss as well as entering new stages of life. She also has extensive experience and passion for health and wellness, body image, disordered eating and women’s issues.

Professional Experience

PSYCHOTHERAPIST, WELLNESS COACH AND PERSONAL TRAINER
9/12 – 9/19

KBlueFit Wellness Coaching and Personal Training, Kittery, ME
Engaged individuals and couples in insight oriented and behavioral talk therapy, often around issues related to their health, lifestyle and body image

• Successfully supported clients in shifting their mindset and making positive behavioral change

• Coached individual and groups in highly engaging and results driven sessions

• Passionately participated in community education and advocacy

• Used strength and other movement practices as well as coaching to help clients increase motivation, sense of empowerment and wellness, including reduction of symptoms of anxiety and depression.

OUTPATIENT THERAPIST
Counseling Services Inc, Kittery, ME, 1/9 – 8/12
Provided evidence based individual and family therapy in an outpatient setting.

• Demonstrated a high level of client engagement and retention

• Connected positively with clients at all developmental stages

• Collaborated successfully with families and other service providers • Selected as federal probation liaison clinician.

CO-FOUNDER AND CLINICAL DIRECTOR MATERNAL WELLNESS CENTER
Philadelphia, PA, 8/04-4/08
Co-founded a non-profit to address the needs of new mothers and their families

• Provided engaging educational programming to community

• Participated in successful fundraising effort

• Provided individual, couples and family therapy to diverse populations utilizing multiple therapeutic approaches.

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Professional Education

1998
MSW, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

1993
BA, SOCIOLOGY, INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

2017
Certified Mind BodyEating Psychology Coach, IPE,

2013
Certified Personal Trainer and nutrition coach, NPTI, Diploma
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