Meet our Therapists
Kelli Branstad, MA, LMFT
Kelli is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working closely with children and families for nearly 20 years. A majority of this time was spent with children with disabilities and their families both in a center-based setting as well as in-home therapy for individuals on the Autism Spectrum with early intensive therapy. Additionally, she has worked with many parents on ensuring appropriate services for their child, as well as parent and family training surrounding how to integrate best practices into the home setting for their child. Kelli has also worked to set up and lead parent and sibling support groups for individuals with a family member on the Autism Spectrum. She earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Kelli strives to provide the additional support needed for individuals and families to cope with life’s circumstances. She works to meet the clients where they are to help navigate life’s challenges with compassion and care. She works to create a safe space for individuals, couples and families for growth and transformation. She focuses on using a strengths-based approach with a family systems perspective and loves to incorporate a variety of play-based strategies into therapy with children to help them ease into the process of therapy and discover their power to cope with difficult life circumstances. She feels it is important to tailor her interventions to the unique needs of each client. Areas of interest include children and adolescents, as well as parents seeking support in their parenting journey and the life situations in which they find themselves. She is open to working with individuals, couples, and families of all ages.
Clinical Trainee-Marriage and Family Therapy
I am a Pre-Licensed Professional committed to helping members of families impacted by a special needs diagnosis identify, express, and integrate their own needs into their family system. I believe in helping each family draw on its unique strengths to create their brightest future.
Over the past 17 years at the Rochester Center for Children, I have had the privilege to learn from children and families who have been part of our community. As different as each of these families has been, each of them has also learned to navigate life in a way that they didn’t expect. I intend to pair the understanding that I have gained about these families and their children with knowledge of the impact that working within a complicated system can have on the mental health of the whole family. I’m excited to join with parents, caregivers, and families as you discover your unique path towards personal and relational fulfillment.
If you’re interested in working with me to traverse relationship stress, life transitions, or a difficult loss, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, call the Center at 507-424-3234, or click the Contact Us button on the left side of the page.
Adam is currently in his final year of working towards his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at St. Mary’s University. He previously graduated from Luther College with a BA in Psychology.