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Background

Professional:

  • Florida licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#MT0000494) and a Family Mediator Certified by the Florida Supreme Court (5859F). He was licensed as a therapist in 1982 during the first month of licensure for this specialty. He has been in private practice since that time.
  • His work includes psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families and professional associates.
  • He works closely with the family court system of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Florida providing Parenting Evaluations as well as acting under court orders as a Parenting Coordinator for high conflict families parenting children following divorce.
  • Anger management therapy is also provided under the supervision of the Domestic Violence Division of the Court.

Educational Preparation:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee
  • Masters Degree from the Divinity School of Duke University, Durham, North Carolina in pastoral psychology
  • Doctor of Ministry degree in organizational development from San Francisco Theological Seminary, California.
  • He has been an ordained United Methodist minister since 1969 and is now retired.

Professional Memberships:

  • Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • American Society for Clinical Hypnosis
  • Association of Family Law Professionals, Fort Myers.

Human relations training has been a part of David Kelley’s professional activity since 1978 with the bulk of his work being done through the Institute of Government at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, the Institute of Government at the University of South Florida in Tampa, and the Institute of Government at Florida State University in Tallahassee. These three universities serve all the cities and counties on the West Coast of Florida from north Florida to Collier County and east to Lake Okechobee. A partial list of offerings and clients will follow.

A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Dr. Kelley has been married since 1969 and is proud of his three grown sons, two daughters-in-law and five grand children. He is active in water sports such as kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, scuba diving, and cruises the Florida Keys and the Bahamas aboard his trawler, Elske. He holds a professional captain's license from the United States Coast Guard.