Kelly  Klene

Kelly Klene

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Colorado Waitlist Online
Denver Not Accepting In-person
Updated March 10, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • LGBTQIA topics
  • Gender identity & transgender health
  • Child mental health

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

My practice uses many techniques to support folks who have had challenging life experiences. These experiences often leave people feeling stuck, acting out in ways that are hard to understand, or feeling as though they are recreating ineffective past patterns. It is possible to feel better, and I want to help.

I would be honored to walk with you through your experience of healing. I respect each persons’ individual way of healing and growing, and know that something that may work well for one client won’t be effective for another. I want to offer a safe and warm space each week where you are able to put down what you are carrying and move forward.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Medicaid
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $130 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $130
  • Initial session: $130 (45min)

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
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Denver practice
1355 South Colorado Boulevard, Ste 120c, Denver, CO 80222
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 Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sun Closed

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 Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2018 - Present
Savio House, 2017 - 2019

University of Denver, MSW, 2017
Colorado State University, BS, 2008


Languages

English