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Meet ​Kelly

"You can't hide from your inner struggles. Nope. You can't sleep it off. You can't surgically remove it. You can't eat/buy/wish/exercise it away. You have to turn towards it and embrace it. Look into its eyes. Be patient and so very tender. Then get to know it until it shows you another way, a different you!" - Anonymous

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My Approach

Hi! I'm Kelly, a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner,  Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified First Responder Counselor and a Level 1 Internal Family Systems therapist.  I am the founder and sole practitioner of Kelly Brown Counseling, LLC. My approach might be slightly different than what you're used to.  I am not a therapist who just nods, asks to hear more, repeats back what you just said or waits for you to always start the discussion. You are coming to me because you need guidance and clarity and that is exactly what I do. I will help guide you so you can better understand yourself through a mind and body approach. I am as authentic, real and transparent as I ask you to be. In addition, I attempt to encourage personal growth and self-compassion to open up new possibilities and facilitate the change you deserve. Through my approach I create an environment where nothing is off limits, nothing will be judged and every emotion is valid.

My Philosophy

Choosing your therapist is a personal decision and needs to feel right, or therapy will not work. The therapist/client relationship is the most important aspect of therapy. I believe our past lives on in the present and our earliest life experiences provide a model for how the world works for us. Many times, we continue to apply old patterns or behaviors to new situations, even when they no longer work or cause a great deal of pain. Therapy is an ongoing struggle between the part of us that deeply desires change and the part of us that strives to stay in our familiar comfort zone. Working with me will provide you the insight to remodel parts of you that are no longer serving. I have a deep respect for the healing power of therapy and faith in the process. As a therapist, I champion the part seeking growth and change and believe introspection can change lives.

My Expertise

Have you every asked yourself "how did I get so stuck?", "what happened and who am I?", " I can't believe I'm going through this" or any similar variations? Then I might be the therapist for you. I work with first responders and adults struggling with past or present trauma, which includes major or minor life changes and transitions. Some include but are not limited to: relationship issues, abuse, interpersonal distress,  grief, loss, career change, college/school choice, job loss, work-related conflicts, deployments,  distress related to an acute or chronic illness. Due to these past or present traumas, life changes or transitions you might feel, but not limited to: overall life dissatisfaction, hopelessness, confusion, anger, increase in destructive behaviors, anxiety, depression, or self esteem & body image struggles.

Through my approach we will begin to look at your past and present struggles from a different approach and different perspective, one where you can find clarity, direction and hope. 

My Qualifications

I have been fortunate to work in a variety of settings that have helped craft me into the therapist I am, how I view therapy as well as the lens in which I view the world. My therapy career started in 2010, and has lead me to a variety of opportunities: employment in community agencies, inpatient facilities, pharmaceuticals, outpatient medical facilities and private practice.


Masters in Clinical Counseling - Nebraska

Bachelors degree in Psychology &

Minor in Criminal Justice - Colorado

Level I Internal Family Systems therapist

Certified First Responder Counselor

Independent Mental Health Practitioner 

Licensed Professional Counselor 


The Association of Private Practice Therapists

Psychology Today

Good Therapy 

National Board for Certified Counselors

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