Kelly Walker, LMFT.

Lauren Poppalardo

Kelly Walker, LMFT.

571-418-2762
 kwalker@gilinstitute.com

Kelly Walker earned her undergraduate degree as the department valedictorian of Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, both from Brigham Young University. She worked at the university’s Comprehensive Clinic with individuals, couples, and families dealing with many challenges such as depression, anxiety, marital distress, and family dynamics. She taught undergraduate courses on marriage and counseling skills. She also worked at BYU’s Women’s Services where she counseled, gave presentations, and ran support groups on a wide range of topics to meet the needs of the student body, including body image, preparation for marriage, and communication skills.

Kelly worked as a therapist at a preschool for low income children, counseling with both the children and their families. She has also designed and taught courses at Northern Virginia Community College including Introduction to Psychology, and Psychology of Marriage. Kelly has volunteered extensively with children and adolescents in her community, both teaching classes and running life skills programs.

Kelly has training in systems theory, play therapy, sand tray therapy, pastoral counseling, and communication skills. Kelly is currently collecting supervised hours toward licensure as an MFT in Virginia and she is being supervised by Dr. Eliana Gil.