Doctor Kelly is a licensed counseling psychologist. She earned a master of science in applied developmental psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, a master of arts in counseling psychology at Boston College, and a doctor of counseling psychology at Chatham University. Her focus is on relationships between people and the ability (or inability) of individuals to deeply connect through interpersonal communication. Doctor Kelly has worked in a wide range of clinical settings and as a consultant for companies who want to improve productivity through increased communication. Her writing has appeared in academic journals,magazines, online news sources, and more. She makes appearances as a mental health expert in the media, such as The Doctors TV show, Bustle, Mic, Thrive, and PopSugar. She teaches at the City University of New York as well as Purdue University. She lives in Charleston, SC, with her daughters, a golden retriever, and her familiar, a black kitty named Friend.