John  Kinnaird
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John Kinnaird


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Colorado Waitlist Online
Fort Collins Waitlist In-person
Updated January 21, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Emotion regulation
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Men's health
  • Life transitions
  • Medical professionals' mental health

Professional statement

John Kinnaird is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Fort Collins, Colorado. John works with adults and seniors. Many of John's clients come to therapy seeking to find direction in their professional and personal lives, reduce anxiety, enhance relationships, and resolve past trauma. John is passionate about empowering people to uncover their own inner strength to move life forward.

John has training in Mindfulness Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Neuroscience. John combines these strategies to teach clients how their brain, body, and mind function. From this learning, clients enhance their skills, develop strategies, and find solutions to create a pattern of success in life and relationships.

John's style is behavioral and relational. He prioritizes a safe and relaxed atmosphere that along with a place to be heard, incorporates education, humor and storytelling. From this secure place, John will provide observation, skills training and feedback designed to increase a client's awareness of patterns of behavior and potential solutions. John is dedicated to valuing you as an individual and providing a forum to accelerate your change process.

John earned his Masters of Social Work from Arizona State University. He has certifications in Hypnotherapy and EMDR that are used to enhance client's progress. Outside of practice John lives an active life. John loves time with family, travel, weight lifting, outdoor activities and music.

Message to clients

My passion in life has been to help others through compassion, information and effective guidance. I have a history of successfully helping clients create a path forward with a focus on strengths, self understanding, and solutions. Life's problems are an opportunity to grow. By choosing to face adversity you build resilience, emotional strength, confidence and self worth. Choosing the right therapist is an important decision. I offer a free phone consultation of up to 15 minutes to allow you to explore how and if I can be helpful. Your story is important and you are worth my time.


Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • UCHealth Plan Administrators
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $135 (53min)


Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7am - Noon; 3pm - 7pm
  • Tue 7am - Noon; 3pm - 7pm
  • Wed 7am - Noon; 3pm - 7pm
  • Thu 7am - Noon; 3pm - 7pm
  • Fri 7am - Noon
  • Sat NA
  • Sun NA

Fort Collins practice
420 S. Howes St. , B100, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7am-Noon; 2pm-6pm
  • Tue 7am-Noon; 2pm-6pm
  • Wed 7am-Noon; 2pm-6pm
  • Thu 7am-Noon; 2pm-6pm
  • Fri 7am-Noon; 2pm-6pm
  • Sat NA
  • Sun NA

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 25 years

Mindful Transitions, Owner, Therapist, 2019 - Present
Project Self Sufficiency, Program Director, 2017 - 2021
Reflections for Youth, Executive Director, 2013 - 2017
Reflections for Youth, Clinical Director, 2007 - 2013
Mindful Transitions, Owner, Therapist, 2006 - 2012

EMDR Institute, EMDR II, 2005
Arizona State University, Master of Social Work, 1998
University of Wyoming, Bachelor of Science, 1992


Colorado: CSW.00992834