Kelly R. Kinderman, MS, LMFT


Kelly holds an LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy) through the state of Wisconsin.  She has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration/Psychology from Upper Iowa University and a Master’s degree from Edgewood College in their Marriage and Family Therapy program.  During her two years at Edgewood, she did her internship with Oregon Mental Health Services, LLC and went on to open and run her own clinic for two years in Middleton, WI prior to returning “home” to OMHS.

Kelly enjoys working with a variety of clients, including 0-3 year olds (with parent involvement), teens, young adults, couples and families.  She has specific interest in helping those struggling from: trauma, anger/stress, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, relationship/family cohesion, self-esteem, grief/loss, ADHD and LGBTQ+ issues.

Kelly has a person-centered approach to therapy which values the uniqueness of each client and the trusting relationship built between them over time.  Much of the work done with older teens and adults is done through talk therapy and an exploration of self and long-standing beliefs found within our family of origins.  These patterns can be passed down from one generation to the next and expressed or modeled through our behavior and communication.  For some, this work means healing occurs using solution-focused and goal-oriented activities and/or behavior modification.  For others, it offers the freedom to discover new ways of being in the world through alternative means of introspection, such as mindfulness, relaxation, and meditation.  When working with children and young adults, Kelly engages her clients in play therapy, art therapy and fun, yet structured activities to target specific emotions and behaviors.

Kelly enjoys a working collaborative relationship with the Oregon School District and helps to support their efforts to increase the academic and social success of their students.

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