About Kelly

2010-03-27-Kelly-Portrait-171Kelly L Ravenel is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#51439), who has been working with clients in the San Francisco Bay area for the last ten years.  She has had trained in several modalities of psychotherapy including: analytic, somatic, trauma based, cognitive, mindfulness, bioenergetics to name a few.  After fourteen years of teaching yoga her passion for teaching has moved into her love of psychotherapy. 

Kelly most recently assisted John P. Conger in a two year training for therapists: 450 hour Ground Seminar and Advanced Seminar in Analytic Somatic Therapy/Bioenergetic Analysis (ADD LINK).  Having developed their working relationship over the last ten years she assisted Dr. Conger in Sicily, Italy where they presented a three hour workshop together at the International Institute of Bioenergetic Analysis, 2013 (ADD LINK).  Kelly is working toward becoming an international trainer in Bioenergetic Analysis and looks forward to beginning a new training group in the Analytic Somatic Therapy Training Institute in 2014.  Kelly is the treasurer on the board for the Northern CA Bioengetic Society, and the Dean of Students on the board for the Analytic Somatic Therapy Training Institute.

Prior to becoming a Therapist, Kelly held several positions in the more traditional business environment including Product Manager in Textile Manufacturing, Supply Chain Manager for a .com focused on Holistic Health, and a Senior Merchandise Analyst for a California Retailer.  Through each of these positions, I gained valuable experience in business finance, thriving in a competitive marketplace, communicating effectively, and leading teams.

Professional Experience


Private Practice, Berkeley, California > 2007 – Present

Yoga Instructor

Berkeley, California  > 2002 – Present

Public & Private instruction


Intern Therapist

Earth Circles Counseling Center, Oakland, California  > 2007 – 2010

Private Practice working with individuals, couples, groups and children


Volunteer School Counselor

Malcolm X Elementary School, Berkeley, California  > 2009 – 2010


Social Worker

Families First Children & Family Services, Oakland, California  > 2007 – 2009

As a Social Worker for Families First (now EMQ) I worked as the team leader in the coordination and delivery of treatment services for families and foster children.  I was responsible for all aspects of case management services for fifteen children.  I provided individual, family, and group treatment working with children.  I worked independently to respond, address, and resolve crisis situations. I also developed strong collaborations between County social workers, families, and foster children.

Intern Therapist

JFK Holistic Counseling Center, Oakland, California  > 2005 – 2006                    

As a trainee in practicum for JFK Holistic Counseling Center, I provided psychotherapy to couples and individual clients including phone screens and intake sessions. I co-facilitated a weekly group, Living In Your Body, working with clients weekly to integrate a closer awareness of their physical internal experiences and their connection to relationships in the world.



Professional Training

Advanced Degree in Analytic Somatic Therapy

Certified Bioenergetic Therapist Trainer for The International Institute of Bioenergetic Analysis

EMQ Children & Family Services Pre-Certification Training

Anusara Teacher Trainings

Vipassana Meditation taught By S.N. Goenka



Masters of Somatic Psychology in Holistic Studies

John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, California, 2006


Bachelor of Science, Business – Supply Chain Management

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1997

Organizational Membership

American Psychological Association

California State Psychological Association

The International Institute for Bioenergetics Analysis

The Bioenergetics Institute of Northern California

United States Association for Body Psychotherapy

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

East Bay Chapter CAMFT