Kaili Ford, LMSW
Kaili Ford, LMSW is a fully licensed, clinical social worker in the state of Michigan. Ms. Ford graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and obtained her Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University. Her areas of training include cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, and trauma-informed care.
Ms. Ford’s history includes working at New Oakland Child Adolescent Center’s partial hospitalization/day treatment program providing short term, crisis stabilization treatment to children, adolescents, and adults, while treating a small outpatient caseload of children and adolescents primarily with mood disturbance and anxiety-related diagnoses.
Ms. Ford then transitioned to Easterseals Michigan where she worked as a Trauma Assessment Specialist in their LUNA assessment program. Here, she conducted neurodevelopmental trauma assessments, and provided treatment recommendations for traumatized children in foster care. Ms. Ford worked with children ages 3-18 who experienced traumas including but not limited to developmental trauma, physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and exposure to domestic violence. As part of this position, Ms. Ford was trained in trauma-informed therapeutic interventions, play therapy, and cross-trained on a variety of standardized assessment tools that measured cognitive, speech/language, sensory processing, and occupational functioning.
Ms. Ford has also worked in the Flint, Michigan area in the community as mobile crisis stabilization therapist where she provided short-term cognitive behavioral therapy and case management to children, adolescents, and adults experiencing more severe and persistent mental health diagnoses.
Ms. Ford’s clinical experience is broad, however her heart and true passion is in working with children and adolescents. At Arbor Psychology Group, Ms. Ford’s practice focuses on the strengths of the child, while also working to identify the maladaptive themes in their thought processes that may be contributing to their disruption in functioning. Ms. Ford is also committed to teaching the child and their family coping skills to help manage the child’s symptoms.