“Compassion and connection – the very things that give purpose and meaning to our lives – can only be learned if they are experienced. And our families are our first opportunities to experience these things.”
– Brene Brown
Meet Kelly Gordon, LCSW
Owner, Embrace Wellness
As a child and adolescent psychotherapist, I specialize in family-centered therapeutic approaches to help parents and their children work through social, emotional, and behavioral issues, such as depression and/or trauma-related experiences. I also offer parenting education programs, as well as caregiving groups, designed to increase awareness, build durable relationships, and promote resiliency.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Clinical Social Work Supervisor in the state of Delaware. I earned my master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland, with a specialization in children and families, and have extensive training in various family-focused treatment models.
Children have an innate desire to feel secure. Negative experiences and life changes can impede a child’s feeling of security, leading to fluctuation in mood and an increase in problematic behaviors. Embrace wellness is here to help children and parents promote healthy expression of difficult feelings and experiences, and enhance the connection in the parent-child relationship.
As a therapist, Kelly finds it vital to form a great working relationship with the parent(s) to collaborate on skills to support the child. Her therapy approaches include individual, dyadic, family, and group therapy, with integration of expressive arts interventions, such as sand tray therapy and mindfulness approaches, such as yoga.