Kelley J. Brower Psychotherapist /Coach, MSed-MHC

About

Kelley While she was a freelance artist in the entertainment world for over 30 years, Kelley earned 4 professional coaching certifications and coached her fellow artists, comedians, actors, writers, filmmakers, musicians, entrepreneurs, and assorted creative peops for 12 years. As a psychotherapist, her training includes; a BS in Human Development and a Masters in Education and Mental Health Couneling. Kelley did her practicum training as a cognitive behavioral therapist in a private practice and her internship in private practice under a psychodynamic therapist at The Sociometric Institute.

Kelley's Relationship and Couples Training includes Level I  of  The Gottman Couples Therapy Method and she is a certified Relationship Coach. In addition, she worked for 5 years as a volunteer peer counselor with the LGBTQ community.  

As a Therapist, Coach, and Couples Counselor, Kelley believes that when creativity and humor are blended with hard science, they can not only be powerful therapeutic tools, but can also bring joy & laughter into the psychological journey. 

Comedy Writer/Director/Producer/First AD

   DirectorChairAs a scrawny, squirrely child, Kelley began her comedy career doing magic tricks and slamming fake hands in the refrigerator. Her knack for bossing around children who were weaker than herself eventually led her to directing. At 15 she was writing and performing her own standup comedy and at 19 she became a professional working actress doing TV commercials. Her 20's were spent touring the country doing stand up, improv and sketch comedy where she eventually settled in NYC. In her late 30’s, she jumped behind the camera and worked her way up the Fillm/TV production ladder to First Assistant Director, Producer and finally comedy Writer/Director. 

In 2003, Kelley began coaching artists & entrepreneurs, of all sizes, shapes and styles. In addition, she worked as a volunteer peer counselor at Identity House, where she worked at the LGBTQ Center, co-facilitated women’s support groups, and did short term one on one counseling. After 8 years of coaching and 15 years in Film/TV,  Kelley switched gears in her late 40’s, went back to school.

Now at age 54, Kelley happily embarks on her new psychological journey as a psychotherapist.  In addition to her work with individuals and couples, she runs workshops and groups blending improv comedy exercises, creativity, and action methods with group therapy, theory and process.

Kelley separates herself from the current pack of Therapists and Coaches by using her creative skills, talents and counseling training with her cracker-jack sense of humor. As an artist and a therapist, she has a warm, nonjudgemental style, she understands the sturm and drang of financial stress, and offers her services at a very reasonable rate.

Kelley's Fim/TV BIO