Kelly Villarreal pursued her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northcentral University after graduating from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is a member of the Delta Kappa International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society as well as a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists. She is Licensed in GA and can also provide telehealth in both GA and FL.
Throughout her career she has worked with individuals, couples, adolescents, children, and families of all ages. Before beginning a career at Alan Behrman & Associates, she practiced Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, worked with substance abuse clientele, couples/nontraditional relationships experiencing environmental stressors, LGBTQ+ youth and life transitions, and to the recovery and treatment of eating disorders. Kelly is extremely passionate about family/partner involvement in treatment when appropriate and has a diverse experience working across the lifespan. She encourages self-empowerment, independence, and autonomy by exploring functions and layers of what is going on within and systematically around a person or between relationships.
Kelly is integrative and eclectic with her approaches and interventions, meaning she has attended trainings in several approaches and brings forth into session evidence based interventions depending on presenting concerns. She has experience using some of the following approaches: Gottman, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Based Therapy, Health at Every Size, Intuitive Eating, Internal Family Systems, Schema Therapy, Affirmative Therapy, and Client-Centered or Person-Centered Therapy.
In her free time she fosters animals, divulges in true crime documentaries and podcasts, reads, and enjoys trying new foods from all cultures.