Kerri Davenport, tLMFT works with individuals, couples, and families to build strong foundations.
For 32 years, Kerri was a stay-at-home mom to 6 children. During this time, she gained a lot of insight and experience in overcoming various children, marriage, and family issues. In addition, in the past few years she really began to understand that what she was experiencing had a name – anxiety. Her children have also experienced anxiety, and this motivated her to learn more about mental health. She knew it was her calling to become a therapist so she could help others in a similar way.
While her passion is within the family unit, she is also motivated to help children. She believes that helping to get the pieces in place for mental wellbeing early can be a preventative solution down the road. She and her husband also lead an addiction recovery group through their church.
Everyone is unique
In session, Kerri spends a lot of time listening and asking clarifying questions. For example, “What does that mean to YOU,” is a question she uses often. This is because each person has different and unique experiences, shaped by circumstances and things they’ve encountered along their way. For this reason, it’s important to Kerri to know exactly what something means to them. Instead of saying, “I’m depressed,” she wanted them to explain what they are feeling and how it is impacting them.
Once she feels that she has a good understanding of what someone is experiencing, she likes to take a collaborative approach in determining a treatment plan. Her goal is to facilitate growth while helping others see beyond the rut that they are in right now.
“The light is always there, but sometimes we can’t see it.”
Outside of session, Kerri enjoys playing and teaching piano, playing the organ at church, watching baseball and gardening. She is also a grandmother to 6 (and counting) grandchildren, all of which she enjoys visiting and spending time with.
To schedule an appointment with Kerri Davenport, contact our Marion location at 319-200-2516.