Kelly Corbitt is a licensed psychotherapist and certified yoga instructor with particular interest in the way the mind and body influence our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Kelly holds a Masters degree in Social Work (MSW) from New York University and her 200-hour foundational yoga certification from OM Yoga Center in NYC.
Kelly's approach in psychotherapy is diverse and eclectic, and includes roots in Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Relational, Attachment and Strengths-Based theories. She incorporates Mindfulness 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, New Jersey, for the Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) model with it's creators from the CARES Institute at UMDNJ. She has also participated in ongoing study with Dottie Higgins Klein at the Family and Play Therapy Center of Philadelphia. Numerous other continuing education courses have directed her focus in the areas of mindfulness, parenting, women's issues, children, adolescents and young adults. She has worked in residential facilities, public schools and in private practice.
In the 10-plus years since her 200-hour foundational teacher training at OM Yoga Center with Cyndi Lee, Jennifer Brilliant and Dana Strong, Kelly has taught yoga extensively in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and now back home in Bucks County, PA. Her studies have continued to evolve as well, and have included prenatal teacher trainings with Mary Barnes's Yoga For Two ™ and with Candice Garrett's Nine Moons Prenatal Yoga and Corina Benner's Yin Yoga Teacher Training. Kelly has also completed a Yoga and Trauma training with Holle Black, through the Center for Integrative Yoga Studies and with Amy Weintraub, creator of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute. Kelly has also completed a Reiki First Degree certification with Liz Conner at The Prancing Peacock and trained extensively with Mindful Schools.
Kelly's yoga classes have been described as nurturing and compassionate, while challenging and alignment-based. She weaves yogic philosophy and mindfulness practice into her teachings and private instruction. Therapy sessions are equally nurturing and mindfulness-based, and work to empower clients to foster self awareness and acceptance on the path to change.
Kelly lives in Bucks County with her husband and two daughters.
Credentials and Affiliations:
- Pennsylvania LCSW (#CW016997)
- New Jersey LCSW (#44SC05434600)
- New Jersey Certified School Social Worker
- New Jersey Clinical Supervision Certificate
- Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) 200 with Yoga Alliance
- Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) with Yoga Alliance
- Member International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
I see my work - whether it be through traditional psychotherapy, yoga instruction or as a mom to my two girls - to be a guide to help people discover and connect with the basic goodness that resides in each and every one of us. This philosophy and work is not about "correcting" something that is "wrong" or achieving an external goal of peace and happiness. It is about the letting go of that which holds us back and allowing of our inner light to shine -- and to shine brightly.
I am eternally grateful to all the teachers who have paved the path before me and continue to guide me. Your expertise, compassion and patience are inspiring. I am continually amazed by the magic of the universe, the generosity of the human heart and the profound lessons in the mundane details of any given day.
Namaste, my friends!