John  Kinnaird

John Kinnaird


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Colorado Not Accepting Online
Fort Collins Not Accepting In-person

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Updated February 8, 2024

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.

For 30 years John has partnered with clients to provide a safe place to create lasting change in their life. He works with trauma, PTSD, relationship conflicts including narcissistic abuse, anxiety, and addiction recovery. John is passionate about empowering people to uncover their own inner understanding to increase mental clarity and self-compassion. This work informs the goals and strategies to move life towards peace, health, success, social connectedness, and authenticity.

John's style is integrative and relational. He has training in Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Hypnotherapy and Neuroscience. John applies the best approach for each client's unique goals. He prioritizes a safe and relaxed atmosphere that incorporates education, humor and storytelling. From this secure place, clients build a collaborative plan to reduce emotional pain, identify specific goals, and improve difficult life situations.

Clients learn life challenges provide the opportunity to build mastery over emotional reactions while fostering self acceptance, confidence, and meaningful connections to themselves and others. Many clients see dramatic improvements in their lives in 1 to 3 months and sustained improvements thereafter.

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)
Not accepting new clients 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
Not accepting new clients 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 By Appointment only
  • Sun NA

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 26 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