Kalli Kronmiller is an Expressive Arts Therapist and Mental Health Counselor, Yoga Instructor, Teacher, and Curriculum Developer. She holds a Masters of Arts degree in Expressive Therapies and Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University, a Master of Family and Human Development degree from Utah State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University-Idaho. She is a certified L.L.C. 200-Hour Bodhi Yoga Instructor. She is unique in her eclectic approach drawn from her experience in the field of education, the field of therapy, research, and holistic methodologies. She has worked professionally in the therapeutic field for over four years and also accrued vast experience in human services while working as an educator since 2004. In her second year of teaching she was awarded the Golden Apple of Teaching Excellence Award. She has also been published in the Journal of Early Childhood Education.
She currently works as an Expressive Arts Therapist and Mental Health Counselor in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Prior to her therapeutic work in Salt Lake City she was hired privately to work one on one with a child with special needs and her siblings in a variety of settings and life experiences as they traveled the world for seven months. She accompanied the family and provided therapeutic interventions in educational, social, and familial settings. Before traveling in this capacity, she worked as a therapeutic aide and provided psychoeducation and arts therapy, social skills training, mindfulness training, and classroom-wide and individual behavioral assistance at The Rashi School in Dedham, MA.
For several years at Housing Families in Malden, MA Kalli did therapeutic work with homeless children and parents in the greater Boston area providing play, art, and talk therapies both individually and in groups, including identifying and working through internalized emotions and education about trauma, PTSD, and coping strategies. Additionally, she worked at the Community Therapeutic Day School in Lexington, MA as an expressive arts therapist working with children with severe emotional and neurologic disorders.
Upon completing her Yoga Teacher Training with Bodhi Yoga in Provo, Utah in 2012, Kalli taught weekly yoga classes in Cambridge, MA for the Harvard Square Community and at the Breathing Space.
Kalli was an elementary classroom teacher and an art, music, dance, and drama specialist for seven years, teaching children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. While working as part-time faculty at Brigham Young University she created an arts based curriculum for children ages five through eight which fused arts skills and concepts with social skills and emotional awareness. She also conducted research focused on children’s positive behavior, social and emotional competence, and the arts.
The combination of her training and practice in expressive arts therapies, yoga, mental health counseling, her graduate work, previous teaching, and research experience allow her to contribute in a unique way.
Kalli has lived around both the U.S. and around the globe. She currently resides in the mountains of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Lesley University - Masters of Arts in Expressive Therapies and Mental Health Counseling
Utah State University - Masters in Marriage, Family, and Human Development
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS
Expressive Arts Therapy + Mental Health Counseling + Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) + Psychodrama + Yoga Instruction + Hands-On Therapeutic Yoga + Mindfulness
AWARDS / RECOGNITION
State of Utah Golden Apple Teaching Award