Dr. Kelly received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Wellesley College, her certificate and master’s degree in psychiatric nursing from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the City University of New York. Her training at Yale University/Yale-New Haven Hospital, included a formal sub-specialization in the assessment and treatment of individuals and families experiencing psychological difficulties arising during physical illnesses and hospitalizations. While training at the City University of New York, Dr. Kelly conducted research with mothers and infants, and she currently serves as the co-director of the laboratory for personality, psychopathology and psychotherapy research at Penn State University. As both a psychotherapist and psychiatric nurse practitioner, Dr. Kelly provides a variety of psychotherapy and medication evaluation services at Child Adult and Family Psychological Center and Penn State University’s Psychological Clinic. She specializes in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds who are experiencing relationship problems, parenting problems, anxiety and mood disorders, as well as working with individuals coping with difficulties arising from physical health problems.
Please note that Dr. Kelly is currently on sabbatical and expects to return to practice at CAF in the fall of 2017.