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Kelly Rein(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Adolescent mental health-Parenting-College & graduate student mental health-Family issues-Communication issues- Life transitions-

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Professional statement

Kelly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Diego, California. She works with tweens, teens, young adults, parents, couples, and families to help them enjoy their lives and find resilience during life's challenges.

Kelly uses various evidence-based therapies to tailor each person's treatment to their needs. This includes cultivating strengths to build resiliency, challenging negative thought and behavior patterns, practicing acceptance and letting go, processing trauma and the emotional responses, using mindfulness and grounding techniques, identifying gratitude, and encouraging compassion toward the self and others. Therapy may include emotional education or reflecting on life to seek a deeper understanding of experiences.

Kelly is also trained in providing Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) for adults, in partnership with Journey Clinical. KAP is a safe and innovative treatment that can help address feelings of being stuck, overwhelm from stress, trauma symptoms, anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

She encourages clients to come prepared to sessions with items for discussion to empower their growth process. She feels that people are the experts in their own lives and partners with them to provide the fine-tuning to maximize wellness. Kelly teaches communication skills and healthy boundaries so that people can have more successful relationships. She uses problem-solving to find solutions to daily challenges to make life easier. Kelly focuses on allowing each person to feel heard while also expanding skills for empathy of others. You can think of her like a life consultant or a wise auntie.

Sessions are held in person in Del Mar Heights or via telehealth for anyone in California.

Message to clients

Therapy with me will be like having a thoughtful, introspective conversation with someone you know and trust to hold you accountable to your truth. It may be fun, challenging, and thought-provoking, all at the same time! Therapy is a great place to lay out the things that are on your mind so that we can better find clarity and new ways to move forward. It's a place to be most authentic and honest with yourself. Sometimes it's like having "your person" that you know you can go to and not feel judged for feeling the way that you do or for making the choices that you have. This level of authenticity, honesty, and emotional availability is what I try to provide to my clients so that they can feel comfortable going to those places.

Every moment we live is precious and my goal is to help you cherish your time in this beautiful and messy life. Reaching out for help can feel vulnerable and scary, but you are if you've read this far, you are brave! You are READY. Take the next step in your journey. Let's work together towards a fulfilling life with deeper connections and meaning. It may not be a little bumpy, but nothing in life that is worth having comes easily.

I hope to connect with you soon.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, Inpatient Psychiatric Social Worker
Kind Heart Therapy & Wellness Services, Founder, Therapist
Alzheimer's San Diego/Alzheimer's Association, Family Services Manager
San Diego State University, MSW Internship Field Instructor

Fluence, Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Provider Certification, 2024
PsiloHealth, Psilocybin Peer Supporter Certification, 2024
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, PEERS (Program for the Evaluation and Enrichment of Relational Skills) Social Skills Training for Adolescents, 2023
Washburn Center for Children , Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 2022
Responsive Integrated Health Solutions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis, 2021
University of Southern California, Master's of Social Work, 2012
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support and Group Crisis Intervention, 2012
California State University, Fullerton, Bachelor's of Child and Adolescent Development, 2009


California: CA101835




Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, young adults and parents with social, academic, and/or emotional challenges; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, worry about the future.

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing connection between parents.

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress. Addressing relationship dynamics.

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships with partners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others as well as to protect personal boundaries and develop assertiveness.

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.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours

Innovative Ketamine Assisted Therapy now being offered! Calls welcomed for more information.


Kelly Rein is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$194 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$138 - $194
  • Initial session:$259 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$259 (60min)
  • Family sessions:$259 (60min)
  • Parent Coaching$130 (30min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

If you have a PPO plan, you can utilize your out of network benefits for services. If you have an HSA/FSA then you can use funding from this account via card payment. I also accept a limited number of sliding scale clients, meaning if eligible, the payment rate may be lowered based on income.

Therapy Groups

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Ketamine Assisted Therapy for Parents

Return to feeling like yourself again. This 10-week journey will help you release feelings of constant overwhelm or burn out from work and parenthood and lighten the burden of depression- All while connecting to community.

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Group Therapy for Parents

Join us in-person for community and connection through all the ups and downs of parenthood.

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Embark on a transformative 10-week therapeutic program aimed at relieving stress, tackling burnout, and reducing feelings of anxiety and depression.

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

This provider has no upcoming call times available.