Who Are We?
Hello! We are so glad you’re here. We are two therapists that found our way to the field and to a friendship through the beauty that is Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB). Before we even knew the words for IPNB, We had been enlivened and nurtured by mentors and trainers who embody this practice, and it’s now our joy to pay it forward to other clinicians at The Whole Therapist Institute. We believe that IPNB changes lives and the implications for therapists in their own healing and for their clients’ healing cannot be underestimated! From our ancestors before to future generations to come to be, the way we as humans choose to be with and show up in the therapy space influences our aliveness as clinicians and our clients.
You’ll find us sharing musings, wanderings, bloggings, and formal trainings here. We seek to form community with you, to hold you in our mind and heart as we journey in this sacred field, and ‘come home to ourselves’ together.
While we both share a love for IPNB, and have worked closely together to create The Whole Therapist Institute we each bring a plethora of experiences and certifications to the institute.
Abby (she/her) obtained her Masters in Social Work in 2013. Prior to getting her graduate degree, she had experience working as an advocate at a domestic violence shelter, supporting survivors at a sexual assault healing program, and providing therapy at a teen girls’ group home. Upon graduating Abby joined a non-profit as a family therapist doing intensive in-home family and individual therapy in adoption preservation. She moved to the Denver area in 2016 and began her private practice. Abby works with children ages 3+, teen girls, and adult women survivors of trauma. Her areas of specialization include adoptees and their families, parenting gifted and 2e children, and survivors of sexual abuse. Abby is a bicultural therapist and is specifically passionate about providing care to the Latinx community. She now owns a group private practice and is grateful every day for the team she gets to oversee, work, and learn from. Now for the credentials and letters: Abby works as an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S), Circle of Security Parent Facilitator, EMDR Consultant in Training (CIT) and is trained in Theraplay. When not working you will find her dancing with her three children, reading a good book, and hiking in the mountains with her partner.
Kellee (she/her) obtained her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2014. While obtaining her master’s degree Kellee was working as a client advocate at a Domestic Violence Shelter in Arizona, and then transitioned to work in-home as a Family Support Specialist with Preservation and Reunification cases. After getting her master’s degree Kellee started working at a co-occurring substance abuse outpatient and inpatient facility. In 2016 Kellee moved to Colorado where she started working at a local Community Mental Health Agency. Kellee worked at the agency in the Early Childhood Department seeing children 2 to 8, pregnant moms, and moms struggling with postpartum depression/anxiety. In 2019 Kellee transitioned to working at a group practice part-time as an independent contractor seeing children 2-8, adults 18+, and families. Kellee works as a clinical supervisor with Experience Change as well. Kellee is a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist, Circle of Security Parent Facilitator, EMDR Certified, AAMFT supervisor in training, Registered Play Therapist, trained in Theraplay Level 1, and trained in The Working Model of the Child Interview. Kellee now sees clients part-time at a group practice, and works part-time for another private practice as a clinical supervisor.