Kelly L. Patton, LMHC
I earned my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Indiana State University’s AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists) accredited program in 1987. I was licensed as a mental health counselor in Florida in 1992 and in Indiana in 1998. In 1993 I was introduced to the Imago Therapy model, designed specifically for relationship issues. I was determined to implement this theory into my practice and in 1998 I received certification as an Imago Relationship Therapist. In February 2014, I attended training and am now a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator – Candidate. This program is based on Brené Brown’s research, this program is rapidly expanding internationally, and is designed to assist people with living braver lives.
I have worked with incredibly diverse populations including those being served in various types of in-patient settings to community mental health programs. I have been in private practice since 1994 and I worked with Hospice for over 9 years. I know from an up close and personal perspective the importance of living your life fully and minimizing any regrets along the way! I have over 27 years of professional experience and more than enough years of life experience that I can share with you in an effort to build the life you are dreaming of!
It has been a privilege to be able to work with individuals, couples and families in both the heterosexual and the gay and lesbian community; helping them deepen and strengthen their relationships and their lives. Many of the tools I teach are deeply rooted in Imago Theory and they are enormously effective and practically ‘fail proof’! The concepts based on the Imago Relationship theory and The Daring Way™ program are essential understandings in our quest to live wholehearted, healthy, and braver lives.
I absolutely love and am humbled by the work I do. It’s not a job. It was truly a calling for me. Supporting the clients I work with as they learn new skills and gain unique insights that allow them to evolve emotionally; become more grounded, and authentically who they are and were always meant to be brings me tremendous joy! Come in and let me nurture and witness that same transformation with you!