Meet Megan Kelley:Hello! I’m a therapist at Olive Branch Therapy Group and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and Board-Certified Art Therapist. I received my undergraduate degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and my graduate degree in Counseling with Art Therapy Specialization from Caldwell University. I’ve been in practice since 2015.
My Therapy Specialties:
I specialize in working with individual clients and families dealing with:
- Trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, family conflict, behavioral issues, attachment disorders, and adoption.
- I also have a particular interest in working with those who identify as gifted and struggle with adjustment in young adulthood.
What drew me to this work: “…we are all called upon to be artists of our lives, making the unique contribution we alone can make.” – Gabrielle Roth
My style: In my work with clients, I seek to form a collaborative relationship that promotes whole-person growth and well-being. I practice an integrative approach to therapy, matching evidence-based treatment to the unique needs and developmental processes of individuals, groups, and families across the lifespan.
It makes all the sense in the world that people become stuck when stress, uncertainty, and big things happen. Energy flows where attention goes. In the flexible space of the therapeutic relationship, we can safely give attention to difficult patterns, restore emotional alignment, and unlock potential for joy, worth, value, meaning, and purpose in life. I find that blending traditional talk therapy with creative expression and listening that goes beyond words, helps to release blocks, raise awareness, and take action toward change.
*About Art Therapy:
“Art therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.
Art therapy, facilitated by a professional art therapist, effectively supports personal and relational treatment goals as well as community concerns. Art therapy is used to improve cognitive and sensorimotor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, reduce and resolve conflicts and distress, and advance societal and ecological change.” – The American Art Therapy Association.
Services I offer: In-person individual, group, and family therapy as well as online video counseling for residents of New Jersey.
Megan Kelley Credentials:
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), License # 37PC00653400
- Board Certified Art Therapist, Credential ID # 17-939
- National Certified Counselor, Credential ID # 631753
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Training
- Bowen Family Systems Therapy Training
- American Counseling Association Member
- American Art Therapy Association Member
- New Jersey Art Therapy Association Member