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Kim Kelley, M.Ed., LPC, EMDR Certified

Clinical Therapist - Adolescent Girls Group

Kim is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from North Texas State University and a Master of Education degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas.

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 agency 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. Kim is an EMDR certified therapist. More information about EMDR can be found HERE.

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.

Alumni Parent (2018)

“Kim is the best therapist we have ever dealt with. She was insightful in assessing our daughter's issues and developing a plan for her. She effectively managed her treatment and relationship with us, pushing back effectively as needed. We were thrilled to deal with Kim and will miss her!”

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).

Alumni Student (2018)

“Kim was really easy to communicate with and a very good listener. I felt understood.”

Alumni Parent (2018)

“Kim is a treasure - warm, sympathetic, wise, and on top of our daughter's issues as they evolved.”

Alumni Parent (2018)

“Kim was very clear and compassionate. She was always available and answered all questions and concerns. I truly enjoyed working with Kim. She "got" our daughter and really helped facilitate open & honest communication.”

Alumni Parent (2018)

“We could not have asked for a more professional, savvy, caring therapist than Kim. She was direct and strong with our daughter as was necessary.”

About Open Sky

Since 2006, Open Sky Wilderness Therapy has been providing the premier family-centered wilderness therapy experience. The Open Sky approach transcends traditional wilderness therapy by emphasizing treatment for the whole family not just the adolescent or young adult, and the application of evidence-based clinical modalities with innovative, well-researched holistic healing practices such as yoga, meditation and mindfulness.