Although Kelly was raised in Colorado, she has been living in California for about 10 years now. She has always been a nurturing person and when choosing her college major, psychology seemed to be a natural fit. In 2012, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Kelly then moved to San Diego to obtain her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego. During her practicum, she worked with individuals, couples, and families at Catholic Charities and provided support for a wide range of concerns including familial difficulties, life transitions, infidelity, and mood disorders. After graduating, Kelly moved into public mental health and worked with clients with severe mental illness including major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and a history of homelessness. She also worked with individuals with trauma, substance use, and those in crisis. Her trademark became her ability to help her clients develop coping skills to manage their symptoms and difficulties.

After her daughter was born two months early, Kelly became passionate about working with parents and families that did not experience “traditional” pregnancies, births, and early parent life. Kelly sought out and completed specialized training in post-partum mental health as well as third party reproduction. She is excited to help support individuals, couples, and families who are building their family.

Specialties/Clinical Interests

  • Infertility 
  • Pre-term labor/NICU 
  • Mood Disorders 
  • Pregnancy/Peri-natal disorders 
  • Coping skills 
  • Family conflict/Infidelity/Relationship Issues 
  • LGBTQ Sexual/Gender Identity/Transgender 
  • Life Transitions 
  • Parenting 
  • Self- Esteem 
  • Stress, Grief, & Anxiety 
  • Substance Use 
  • Surrogacy (Intended Parents/Surrogates/Donors) 
  • Trauma & PTSD

Treatment Approach

  • Attachment Based 
  • Client-Centered 
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) 
  • Dialectical Behavioral (DBT) 
  • Motivational Interviewing 
  • Solution Focused 
  • Strength Based 


  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Metropolitan State University of Denver 
  • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of San Diego 

Getting Personal

Kelly spends her free time playing with her daughter, watching her favorite television shows with her partner, and going out with friends. She also loves anything related to Harry Potter and has seen every episode of Friends multiple times.
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