MA, LMFT – Clinical Supervisor
Kelly Quintana is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Lic #90279). She has a BA in Psychology from University of California Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis on children and families from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.
Over the last decade Kelly has dedicated herself to improving the mental health and quality of life for adults, children and their families. Her focus includes treating clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict and problematic childhood behaviors. Kelly also works with clients who have experienced incarceration to develop new and more productive ways of thinking and acting and empower them to manage the additional stressors and challenges that often come as a result of incarceration (ex. trauma, loss of resources, adjustment).
Kelly uses a combination of treatment approaches including Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused CBT. Mindfulness reduces symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and oppositional behavior among other things. Working from a Mindfulness-based and cognitive behavioral perspective, helps her clients identify and overcome personal obstacles, improve relationships and reach professional goals.
Kelly’s work with families and children improves family harmony and reduces problematic behaviors. She teaches parents to lovingly set reasonable limits and communicate clearly and openly. Meanwhile children practice adaptive behaviors to cope with feelings and acceptable ways to communicate their needs.
Kelly is a down to earth therapist who is easy to relate to. She is fluent in Spanish and has a ‘by any means necessary’ approach to her work with clients. She believes that building a safe trusting relationship with her clients is the foundation for them to meet their goals and live happy healthy lives.