Open Sky Wilderness Therapy is pleased to announce the addition of Licensed Professional Counselor, Kim Kelley to its clinical team.
“Kim is an excellent addition to the Open Sky clinical team,” said Clinical and Family Services Director, Tony Issenmann. “She is a confident, talented, and humble clinician who brings tremendous knowledge and experience to Open Sky and the families we serve.”
Kim’s career in wilderness therapy began when she worked with children in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, after leaving her position at a drug and alcohol outpatient treatment center in Texas. Through the power of the outdoors, she immediately saw dramatic progress towards wellness in her young clients and was forever changed in how she wanted to provide therapy.
Kim continued providing counseling services through wilderness programs in Colorado and then Oregon. Kim’s professional experience later expanded to include the following: school counseling, graduate level teaching, state supervision of counseling interns, and a private practice focused on EMDR and CBT techniques. After years of helping children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in her thriving private practice, Kim returned to her first love, counseling youth in the outdoors, where strengths and challenges can be clearly identified and addressed through the unfolding of an individual’s perspective on their internal and external worlds.
Outside of work, Kim enjoys spending time with her husband and friends; writing, recording and performing songs; running; hiking; biking; and relaxing while walking her dogs and cat (yes, walking the cat).
About Open Sky Wilderness Therapy
Since 2006, Open Sky Wilderness Therapy has been providing the premier family-centered wilderness therapy experience through its programs in the mountains of Southwest Colorado and the Canyonlands of Southeast Utah.
The Open Sky approach transcends traditional wilderness therapy by emphasizing treatment for the whole family in addition to the individual, and the application of evidence-based modalities with innovative, proven, healing practices such as yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. When a family partners with Open Sky, they embark on a rewarding adventure of self-discovery and acquire a range of tools that promote lasting success.
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