Counselor Education Doctoral Intern
M.Ed./Ed.S. from the University of Florida
PhD student in Counselor Education from the University of Florida
Her areas of professional interest include mindfulness, body-centered psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, trauma, grief/loss, anxiety, identity and self-worth concerns, substance abuse, and working with LGBTQ+ populations. Her research interests focus on trauma-informed mindfulness-based interventions and counselors-in-training.
Approach to Therapy
Keri's approach to therapy can best be described as an integrative approach that blends mindfulness and body-based practices that focus on interpersonal processes. Additionally, she draws from mindful movement (yoga), Somatic Experiencing, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction trainings in her practice.
Approach to Supervision
Keri utilizes a supervisee-centered and developmental approach to supervision. She works with the supervisee to cultivate a safe space in order to explore the needs, goals, triggers, and various ways the supervisee may be getting in their own way, which may hinder the therapeutic relationship.
Approach to Wellness
Keri wholeheartedly enjoys practicing yoga and mindfulness. She loves reading anything by Brene' Brown, cycling, being outdoors, and most specifically, kayaking with her cat, Sita, on the healing waters of Florida.
Keri is a certified yoga teacher and co-director of Gainesville's benefit production of "The Vagina Monologues", who's proceeds go to local women shelters and organizations here in Gainesville.