Kelli Spencer, MS, APC, NCC
“My goal is to help clients learn to live authentically and deliberately, according to their ideals, priorities, and values. Walking beside you, I work to understand the value and meaning you create in the context of your personal and environmental circumstances without imposing my beliefs.”
Grounded in experiential and existential orientations, Kelli’s counseling approach is compassionate and humanistic. Healing takes place through an understanding of presenting issues along with a supportive interpersonal relationship. Kelli fosters an environment that enables clients to move through discomfort — a healthy response to life’s deep uncertainties — and actively engage with life to expand opportunities for growth.
With training in EMDR and interpersonal neurobiology, Kelli trusts the brain’s ability to heal. She works with clients to reintegrate body and mind functions that may be operating in isolation. Memories are often stored in the body as well as in the mind, and Kelli’s holistic approach taps into the body’s innate wisdom to promote adaptive responses to facilitate healing and regulate emotions. To develop resources to manage life’s challenges, she also weaves interventions from DBT, CBT, ACT, mindfulness, and nonviolent communication into her counseling sessions.
Kelli works with adults coping with various circumstances and issues that keep them from living the lives they want to lead. As a trauma counselor, her experience includes working with mood disorders; depression, stress and anxiety; OCD; dissociation and dissociative disorders; parenting challenges; ADHD; career, divorce, and life transitions; and cancer diagnoses.
Kelli was awarded a master’s in clinical mental health counseling from Georgia State University. Prior to developing a passion for helping people heal, Kelli worked in the technology industry and as a volunteer leader. In her prior work, she most enjoyed helping clients and organizations find solutions and resources that met their identified needs. She strives to do this today in her counseling practice.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST): suicide first aid
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): advanced training
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCAGA)
Kelli Spencer is operating under the direction and supervision of the Clinical Director, Andrew R. Warnecke, LPC.