Carli earned her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with a minor in Business from Penn State University, followed by a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. She is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator and is experienced running couples’ groups. Carli is driven by a desire to help individuals and couples from all walks of life develop, repair, and sustain healthy and fulfilling relationships. Whether the goal is to manage anxiety, end a cycle of conflict, or prepare for a new life transition, Carli’s goal is to meet clients where they are and support them in getting to where they want to be.
Meet our Provider of the Month!
Q: What is your go-to self-care during the winter?
CK:Reading or listening to an audiobook, cuddling on the couch with a cozy blanket and a warm drink (e.g. coffee, tea, hot chocolate), journaling, catching up with friends.
Q: What do you like about working with couples?
CK:I enjoy helping couples learn to speak the same language. Oftentimes, they want the same things but have different ways of expressing their needs, which leads to frustration. Once they can better understand each other’s way of communicating, finding solutions and healthy compromise is much more easily achieved.
Q:What excites you about facilitating this couples group?
CK:I’m excited to offer a space for couples to share ideas, challenges, and experiences that will enrich the lives of each participant. I am most looking forward to the bond that’s created by couples coming together for the common purpose of improving their relationships. I hope to learn just as much as (if not more than) I share.
Q: What inspired you to become a therapist?
CK: Going to premarital couples therapy inspired me to become a couples therapist. I benefitted from the experience and see it as such a privilege to be granted access to couples’ intimate love stories. My hope is to help individuals better understand themselves and their own needs, so they can better understand and communicate with each other. Together, they can build a life they both enjoy, and I love being a part of that process of discovery, forgiveness, reconciliation, and redirection.
Q: How would you describe your therapeutic style?
CK:My therapeutic style is collaborative, direct, and systemic in nature. I view people and relationships as intricately designed systems that are more easily changed when fully understood. My goal is to better understand my clients’ perspectives by entering through their lens of the problem, using a narrative framework, then collaborate with them to develop solutions that are applicable to their lifestyle.
Learn more about Carli in her Wellness Professionals bio here!