Learn more about Kelli
You spend most of your time taking care of others. At the end of the day, there’s very little energy left to care for yourself. Guilt, worry, and frustration may regularly consume your thoughts. You know something has to change because you are starting to feel the effects of the stress; but change just doesn’t seem possible.
I’ve been there and so have the hundreds of parents I’ve worked with.
The parents I serve are raising children with complex needs- histories of trauma, attachment wounds, illness, disabilities, behavioral and mental health challenges, and more.
As a mom of 4 and a therapist with over 30 years of experience, I’ve seen this truth play out many times – we can’t give what we don’t have.
It’s finally time to take care of you, and that WILL make a difference in your parenting.
My goal is to support you in taking small steps towards personal healing and well being so that you can decrease your stress, discover peace, and find hope again.
Together we’ll focus on lowering your stress in the present, acknowledging what needs healing from the past, and implementing practical tools to help you move confidently into your future.
Even if the circumstances in your life remain the same, you can change within them; and things can get better.
You’re healing and well being are the very best gifts you can offer your child.
Walking with you,
“I’m pretty sure I know one thing about you – you take care of everyone else; AND, that has come at a personal cost. It’s time to figure out how to care for yourself in the middle of what you’re facing as a parent.”
Kelli Wild, LCSW, is a licensed therapist who has had the privilege of serving hundreds of women, children, and families over the past 30 years.
Kelli is a TBRI Practitioner (Trust Based Relational Intervention), a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (FL License No: SW 14498) an Adoption Competent Trainer for the State of FL, a graduate of The Savannah Parenting Institute, and holds a Masters degree in Social Work (clinical emphasis) from the University of South Florida (2001). Her bachelors degree is in Philosophy/Religion and Psychology from Flagler College (1992).
Kelli has served an array of clients in a variety of settings over her career. These include all aspects of serving the adoption triad, direct care in a group home for boys and a psychiatric inpatient program for teens, years serving women and their partners at a women’s center, intensive clinical services for children in foster care, parenting coaching and training, private practice therapy focusing on women’s issues and trauma-informed/attachment-focused family work, and overseeing an intensive in home therapeutic program for children/families.
Walking alongside those parenting children from hard places has provided Kelli with a broad range of clinical experiences, as well as a passion to equip parents in prioritizing their own personal growth, healing, and self care so they can then help their children.
Kelli and her husband, Dean, have been married for 27 years and have 4 children. Dean is a pastor and together they have served in ministry for their entire marriage. In her spare time you will find Kelli spending time with family or friends, working on her latest DIY project, attempting to garden, enjoying a cortado at her favorite coffee spot, or writing.
Your child has the best chance of being ok, when you’re ok.