Kelly Alpert, LMSW earned her Masters in Social Work with a focus on clinical behavioral health from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. With a background in psychology and education, Kelly sought therapeutic modalities that fulfilled her of her clinical interests and values. These interconnected interests led Kelly to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which she practiced with adolescents and young adults at the intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization levels of care for almost 2 years before transitioning to outpatient DBT.
Kelly specializes in treatment for adolescents and young adults struggling with emotion dysregulation, eating disorders, school refusal, substance use, anxiety and mood disorders, and trauma. She currently uses DBT at the individual and group levels. Because Kelly believes in a systems approach, Kelly also offers parent coaching to help parents learn DBT skills and concepts to best support their young people and themselves.