Kelly's  mission is to provide personalized, high-quality care in a  confidential, warm environment. 

This therapist moved with her family (husband Mark and  Stepson Nikolas)  to the Big Island 16 years ago.   Her husband, Dr. Mark Senft, is also a local health-care practitioner. They both are originally from the Midwest, but met and relocated to the Big Island  from Houston, Tx.  The family enjoys biking, hiking, rollerblading, paddle boarding and travel. In addition, Kelly enjoys lauhala bracelet weaving, playing the harp and spending time with her  two dogs. 

This therapist has a diverse-training/work background allowing her to have valuable resources draw from.  Kelly  has

been trained  both on the Mainland  and Locally.  Here on the Big Island,  this therapist  had the opportunity to participate in  Local Graduate Level Training  to acquire skills to meet the unique needs of our island and populations.  

College Training :

University of Wisconsin(Business Communications),

Wisconsin Lutheran College (Teaching Credentials and English Major)

University Houston ( School Psychology)

Argosy University, Hilo (Family Systems Therapy) 


Advanced Training in the following 

The Couples Institute

EMDR trained level 1 & 2

Gottman Trained

Theraplay Trained

Ericksonian Hypnosis Trained

Family Play Therapy Center (PA)

Psych-K Level 1 trained




To schedule an appointment, please call: +1.8089384162. 


Kelly Donovan/Senft MFT
Licensed Therapist 


-Not always in the office  :)


Therapist's  Background