Dr. Carli Kody is a licensed psychologist in Minnesota and Michigan. She is also registered with the Louisiana Board of Psychology for temporary practice in LA in 2020. Carli is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF), an empirically-supported methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. Carli participates in on-going training through the Brené Brown Education and Research Group. In addition, Carli is a Trained Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically supported self-compassion training program based on the research of Dr. Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Dr. Christopher Germer. Carli completed her teacher training through the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion at the University of California - San Diego Center for Mindfulness and participates in on-going training. She is pursuing full certification as a MSC Teacher. Carli earned a doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2008 and a master's degree in counseling from the University of Minnesota in 2002. Her doctoral training included an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited predoctoral internship at the University of Southern California and a postdoctoral fellowship at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. In 1999, she completed bachelor's degrees in Psychology, Women's Studies, and German at St. Olaf College.
When we know ourselves to be connected to all others, acting compassionately is simply the natural thing to do.
- Rachel Naomi Remen
Carli's Professional Background
Carli's professional background includes over 20 years of clinical, teaching, and research experience. Carli has served adults and adolescents, providing psychological services for personal, career, health, and athletic realms. She has worked in a variety of settings including the Veterans' Affairs Medical Center in Minneapolis, university counseling centers, university student services and alumni relationships, community medical and mental health centers, The Emily Program, a world-renowned eating disorder treatment center, and private practices. She has also taught undergraduate and graduate psychology courses at universities and a local community college.
In January 2015, Carli opened the doors of her current private practice where she provides individual therapy and consultation, teaches classes and workshops, and develops programs which she leads for organizations. Carli channels her passion for teaching and learning into workshop development and facilitation. She specializes in resilience skills for individuals, families, teams, and organizations with the overarching goal of empowering courageous and resilient lives.
We don't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts.
- Pema Chodron
Values + Passions + Giving Back
Courage, connection, and community are the driving values of Carli's life and work. She values the opportunity to help people create meaningful, long-term change through workshops, therapy, coaching and consultation. She brings 20 years of clinical expertise to her workshop offerings in professional, educational, and athletic realms.
Carli is an advocate for resilience skill development within the workplace, in the classroom, on the sports field, and at home. She states, "We are who we are wherever we go. Personal growth is professional growth. It's athletic growth. It's academic growth. It's parenting growth. We need to make resilience skill development accessible for all people, across community settings. Resilient people make a community stronger."
Giving back is important to Carli. Dedicated educators and school administration have made a positive impact on Carli's life, from early childhood education through her PhD program. Showing gratitude in action, Carli offers an education discount in her provision of school-based programs. She has provided multiple pro-bono workshops for school district employees during the Covid-19 pandemic. Carli also enjoys volunteering at her children's school and values opportunities to connect with and support the hard working and dedicated staff. Additionally, Carli has volunteered as part of the Suicide Prevention Collaborative (SPC), a community-based organization, which supports suicide prevention and mental health awareness.
Carli is married and has two children. She enjoys spending time with her family members and loves time in nature. Carli is a former soccer player and swimmer. She received a partial knee replacement in 2014 due to repeated sports injuries. These days she swims laps to stay active and connected to an athlete mindset. Cheering for her children and their teammates at swim meets is one of her favorite ways to spend a Saturday morning.