kelly germaine strickland, msw, lisw
 
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Welcome.

Thanks for checking out my little space of the internet.

I’m Kelly Germaine.

If you’ve come here it’s probably because you’re interested in healing of some kind.

It could be for yourself, for a loved one, for a group or an organization.

That’s what I’m here for.


We live in a chaotic and traumatizing times that tell us there must be something wrong with you or your group if you’re not whole and healthy.

There have been placed stigmas and obstacles in your path to reaching out for help.

Showing up here to inquire about beginning or going deeper in the healing journey is a miracle, and I honor you for the courage you’ve already displayed.


You can read more about me and how I help people and organizations heal below.

Or, if connecting with me directly feels like the best next step,
you can click here to schedule a call where we’ll chat about if working together might be a good fit.

About

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I'm Kelly (she, her, hers). 

Among many things, I'm a trauma therapist, plant-based healer, artist, public theologian, activist, writer, trainer, facilitator and coach for collective liberation. 

I work at the intersection of spirituality, healing justice, and liberation. 


I believe so many of our healing tools are already around us - we just need to relearn to see and organize access to them.

I believe 'the Powers That Be' like classism, colonialism, white supremacy, male supremacy, and human supremacy have taken and hidden so many of our healing tools from us. Because of this horrific legacy, we are in an excavation process of returning the healing tools to ourselves.


I’m here to:

  • be fully me

  • tell the Truth (as best I know it)

  • radiate love

  • provide humble leadership

  • help humans organize ourselves for harmony

  • guide people through mental/physical/spiritual health breakdowns + breakthroughs

  • nurture cultures of Truth + Grace

  • usher in the joy of the mystic


My approach:

justice-informed -- the Truth of our past and present realities will set us free. 

trauma-informed -- we are healing from a multi-generational legacy of dehumanizing violence across multiple forms of oppression. a trauma-informed process is necessary. 

intersectional - systems of oppression intersect; we must simultaneously be working to undo the ball of oppression. none of us are free, until all of us are free.

holistic -- whole body, Spirit, and (if desired) plant supported. we cannot get free by our intellect alone.  


A bit more about me:  

I am woman of European descent, and raced as white. I grew up on the occupied land of the Shawnee, also known as Ohio. From a young age, I knew I was a healer and Truth-teller and I’ve been refining my healing tools ever since. My ancestors are from Switzerland and England. On the Enneagram, I’m a 5, wing 4. I organize (have organized) along the axises of homelessness & poverty elimination, racial justice, ending mass incarceration, intersectional feminism, immigration justice, and mental health access.

 
 
 

“Kelly is a truly gifted healer committed to collective liberation…She has a way of navigating clients through the fire of activism and the balm of devotion, creating real space for personal breakthroughs on the most pressing issues facing humanity. It's no small task, and yet Kelly navigates it with such grace and intention. Her coaching style allowed me to more deeply discover my own truth rather than just be told what it should be — a sign of a true healer with high integrity for enabling the sovereignty of all beings. This level of empowerment and encouragement has enabled me to feel more whole, more human, and more prepared for and committed to dismantling white supremacy. I am so grateful to have Kelly's support as I continue on the path of personal healing and collective liberation.”

- Kelly Elizabeth Behrend, Founder of Awaken Your Chakras