Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervisor (LPCC-S)
BA in Elementary Education from Westminster College; M.S. in Counseling from Younstown State University.
Beginning at Goodwill Rehabilitation Center as a program manager in the Work Activity Center, Lorraine Kelly has spent the last 30 years working with individuals with Developmental Disabilities. She has served as a consultant at many agencies providing residential and habilitation services to these individuals as well as schools providing educational services to developmentally delayed children. Fluent in American Sign Language, Ms. Kelly began a work adjustment program at Goodwill for hearing impaired individuals and continues to provide counseling services for these individuals at the Liberty PsyCare office. A certified Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant in the state of Ohio, Ms. Kelly is currently working with several school districts, area pre-schools and childcare centers, as well as the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board to provide kindergarten transition programs and activities to children and their families.
Developmentally delayed children and adults; people with hearing impairments; young children and their families.
My goal is to work with each individual to assist them with improving and enhancing their quality of life and achieve their life goals. When I work as a consultant, my goal for the agency I am working with is very similar; to assist the agency with providing the best services possible to enhance the lives of the individuals for whom they are providing a service.
Although I have been influenced by many individuals and theorists throughout my career including Dr. Sidney Greenspan and Dr. Carolyn Webster-Stratton who have done extensive work with children, early in my career I had the opportunity to receive training in the Try Another Way approach developed by Dr. Marc Gold. Dr. Gold began as a special education teacher in the late 1960’s and earned a doctorate in experimental child psychology and special education. He developed and pioneered a revolutionary approach (it was very revolutionary at that time) to work with persons with disabilities that incorporated behaviorist principles within a humanistic and cultural framework.
American Counseling Association