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Kelly Klene is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO who specializes in helping those who have experienced trauma. Often, after a traumatic event, a person might feel stuck - stuck coping with the experience, stuck replaying the memory of the experience, or stuck in their relationships. After trauma, the world can feel like a different place entirely. Kelly supports children and individuals post-trauma with her unconditional acceptance that brings warmth and compassion into the therapeutic relationship.
Kelly’s strengths lie in her clinical training s as well as her openness and understanding nature. Her work usually includes elements of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), which addresses the thought-to-feelings reactions that a client experiences. She also practices Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which is a widely used technique that pairs the eye movements generally associated with neurological processing of memory with a guided set of questions about the traumatic event. This highly-specialized therapy technique is effective with reprocessing traumatic events in a way that helps people get unstuck and move forward.
Kelly received her Masters in Social Work from University of Denver and has certificates in TF-CBT and EMDR. With her young clients, she practices play therapy to create a safe environment, piece together a narrative, and make meaning out of an adverse experience. Kelly enjoys working with people of all identities and brings her advanced knowledge of trauma to all interactions.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition
Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues
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Private practice, 2018 - Present
Savio House, 2017 - 2019
University of Denver, MSW, 2017
Colorado State University, BS, 2008