Kelly Curry LICSW-S, PIP

Director of Clinical Services

Kelly Curry is a Licensed, Board Certified Independent Clinical Social Worker Supervisor (LICSW-S) and is certified for Private Independent Practice of Social Work (PIP) in the areas of social casework, clinical social work, community organization and social work administration in the state of Alabama.  She graduated from the University of Montevallo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work. She also has a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama.   Since the beginning of her professional career, Kelly has been devoted in her work with vulnerable children and their families.  Prior to coming to AGAPE of Central Alabama, Inc., Kelly was trained extensively by Leigh Anne Harrington, LCSW, PIP and worked as the Family Therapist within an interdisciplinary team of specialists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s International Adoption Clinic and has also been involved in developing a curriculum to help troubled youth.  Additionally, Kelly is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner which was developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross at the TCU Institute of Child Development, a Prepare & Enrich Facilitator (a Pre-Marital and Marital Assessment tool) and utilizes DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Exposure/Response Prevention and Theraplay® informed practice in her therapeutic work.   Most notably, Kelly has both a personal and professional passion in helping vulnerable children and she specializes in working with foster and adoptive families.  Her love for this population grew early on from her own adoption experience. She was internationally adopted from South Korea in 1986. Since then, Kelly’s passion for this population has only grown more through her work abroad and her experiences working with adoptees, children in foster care, and their families.  Her clinical interests include attachment needs, identity, trauma, anxiety, parenting and pre-marital preparation.   In her work at AGAPE, Kelly assesses and educates families prior to adoption to promote healthy and positive long-term outcomes, provides therapeutic support before beginning the journey of adoption or fostering, works abroad to help develop best practices for permanency goals, assesses a family’s overall needs post adoption, provides clinical interventions and counseling to address the emotional, mental, educational and spiritual needs of children and their families, and provides crisis intervention.   Kelly believes that success is greatly determined by a person’s education, expectations and willingness to seek guidance.  She believes that counseling is a collaborative effort between the counselor and client, couple and/or family.  She utilizes a non-punitive, integrative approach to provide support and practical feedback in order to help promote healing and to meet your individual therapeutic goals.  She looks forward to hearing your story and finding ways to help in your own personal journey!
® TBRI Practitioner


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