Kelly Isaacs Cloes, Psy.D.
Dr. Kelly is an affiliate of Macks Psychology Group and her office is located at:
228 Mill St. (Suite 209)
Milford, OH 45150
Dr. Kelly Isaacs Cloes is a licensed clinical psychologist who joined Macks Psychology Group in 2021 after seven years of practice at The Affinity Center, where she worked with children and adults who struggled with symptoms related to ADHD, learning and processing challenges, developmental delays, anxiety, mood, trauma, relationship, and behavioral challenges. Dr. Kelly has provided individual therapy, family therapy, and parent support therapy for children, adolescents, and adults for over a decade within a variety of clinical settings including inpatient hospitals, outpatient practices, community mental health centers, pediatric hospitals, and school districts. She has conducted hundreds of clinical diagnostic evaluations to better understand an individual’s learning profile, strengths and challenges, and most importantly, to develop a treatment plan to best address the identified needs of each individual.
Dr. Kelly approaches psychotherapy with each of her unique and wonderful clients with the same perspective she approaches her own life: that while our life circumstances may be stressful, out of our control, and cause us pain and suffering, we DO have control over how we “experience” this stress, pain, and suffering. She utilizes a holistic combination of humanistic and strengths-based approaches to psychotherapy, with inclusion of therapeutic tools using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness-based Therapy. Her overarching goal in working with her clients is to minimize their experience of life as stressful, overwhelming, fearful, unfulfilling, or dysfunctional while simultaneously expanding their experience of life to include “the good stuff” – living with a sense of joy, fulfillment, purpose, satisfaction, interest, safety, compassion, and meaningful connectedness to others.
Dr. Kelly was initially inspired to consider a career in the mental health field in 2004 when she began working as Records Room Assistant at Central Clinic, a non-profit community health center in Cincinnati. She operated in this capacity all throughout her college undergraduate experience at the University of Cincinnati, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2007 with a Bachelors of Art in Psychology. Dr. Kelly then spent two years working full-time at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center as a Research Assistant in the Neurology Department within the Tourettes Syndrome and Movement Disorders Clinic. She continued to work at CCHMC upon being accepted into the clinical doctoral program in psychology at Xavier University in 2009. Throughout her graduate training, she taught Introduction to Psychology courses to undergraduate students at Xavier. Her doctoral internship was completed in 2014 at Wright State University with rotations at both Dayton Children’s Hospital and the Ellis Human Development Institute.
Dr. Kelly is a member of the Ohio Psychological Association (OPA) and the Cincinnati Academy of Professional Psychology (CAPP). She currently resides in Cincinnati with her husband and two children.