Kelly Corbitt, LCSW, Clinical Director at Newtown Therapy and Wellness Center, is a licensed clinical social worker in the State of Pennsylvania. Kelly earned her Masters in Social Work from New York University’s School of Social Work. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Theatre Arts from Muhlenberg College. Kelly is also a registered yoga instructor through the Yoga Alliance.
Kelly’s approach in psychotherapy is diverse and eclectic, and includes roots in Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Attachment, Relational and Strengths-Based theories. She incorporates Mindfulness, Sandtray, Play Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into her work as well, as she helps clients address struggles with depression, anxiety, trauma processing and life transition. Kelly took part in the first dissemination effort in Burlington County, NJ for the Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) model with its creators from the CARES Institute at UMDNJ. She has participated in study and training at the Family and Play Therapy Center of Philadelphia and has completed the Mindfulness Curriculum training for children and adolescents from Mindful Schools. Numerous continuing education courses have directed her focus in the areas of mindfulness, parenting, women’s issues, children, adolescents and young adults. She has completed the Reiki First Degree certification, various yoga trainings in Vinyasa, Yin, Prenatal, etc. and has also studied with Amy Weintraub, creator of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute, and incorporates many of those teachings into her therapy sessions.
Kelly has worked in a variety of settings including The Children’s Home of Burlington County, a residential facility where she developed and implemented a trauma program for girls ages 9-14 using the Sanctuary Model. She has also worked in schools, where she collaborated with teachers, caseworkers and administrators to implement in-depth therapeutic programs for at risk youth. Kelly served as a field liaison for the Rutgers School of Social work for several years, which included collaboration with students, the school and field instructors at various field placement sites. She has also worked as an Intensive In-Community Counselor (in home therapy) with children and teens in New Jersey. Kelly has developed and maintained private practice work since 2011.
Kelly has particular interest in the way the mind and body influence our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. She finds that collaborative and supportive relationship with a therapist can assist clients in their path toward mutually agreed upon goals. Kelly believes that this work is not about “correcting” something that is “wrong” or achieving an external goal of peace and happiness. It is about letting go of that which holds us back and allowing our inner light to shine – and to shine brightly.