Dr. Kelli J. Cummings, LPC, NCC - Currently Seeing Teletherapy Clients Only
Counseling and Therapy Services
Specialty Training and Certification
Ph.D. in Counselor Education from The University of Tennessee. Dissertation Topic: Cultural Counseling Competency in Residence Life
M.Ed. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
B.A. in Women’s Studies and Russian and Eastern European Studies from the University of Richmond
I have worked with adolescents and adults as a counselor and as an educator for more than 15 years. As a therapist, I use a holistic approach to wellness with an eclectic incorporation of many techniques in mental health and education. I believe in empowering clients in determining their best use of resources to overcome obstacles and achieving their overall wellness and potential. I enjoy working with clients who are in transition - end of a relationship, loss of employment, heading to college - to name a few. These are stressful times, and I partner with clients as they navigate these changes.
I have extensive experience in career counseling and use of inventories (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory) in developing better self-awareness, knowledge of their skills and preferences, and interpersonal communication. I have advanced training in using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, having achieved certification with the instrument in 2013. As a counselor, I help clients develop their goals and generate plans for success.
A passion area of mine professionally is working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. I value and seek opportunities to interact with and learn from cultural diversity. In my doctoral research, I worked to enhance ways professionals can better serve clients from many backgrounds.
I blend my experiences as an educator of adolescents and adults with mental health counseling. I am a firm believer that we all need to keep learning and growing, and I infuse this philosophy in my work. I have lived and worked in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Ohio, Washington, and now, Michigan.