Darlene Kelly

Darlene completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in sociology at the Utah State University in Logan (UT) and is completing a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix (AZ). Education paired with life-changing losses and challenges have allowed Darlene to gain knowledge, tools, and skills to help others navigate through life’s uncertainties. Darlene primarily uses a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach with clients.  Through technical eclecticism, she also incorporates strategies from the humanistic-existential approaches including Play-therapy, Person-Centered, Narrative and Existential.  Darlene is emerging in areas including trauma-informed therapy and grief therapy.

Darlene works with children, adolescents, and individuals who have experienced a great deal of trauma and believes that rock bottom is a solid foundation for a jump start. Mental and physical wellness is obtained through clearing, shifting, and holding yourself gently and compassionately, while ensuring a safe environment for growth to flourish.

Outside of private practice, Darlene has worked as a psychiatric technician in a mental hospital, as well as a counselor at a residential treatment and foster care facility for troubled children and adolescents. She has experience working with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, PTSD, grief and loss, sex trafficking, and relationships concerns.