Meet Kelley Klassen, Counselor


Kelley Klassen, LCSW, M.Div.

Kelley Klassen is a seasoned social worker with many years of experience in counseling and crisis intervention with children, teenagers, adults, and families. Her areas of clinical focus include grief and loss, emotional dependency and codependency, parenting issues, gender identity, relational struggles, adoption, attachment, depression, spiritual formation, and spiritual direction.

A confident and experienced small group facilitator, Kelley is also an engaging retreat speaker. An influential educator, Kelley is experienced in offering training seminars, educational forums, and school chapel services. She has co-ministered in pastoral ministry along with her husband, throughout the twenty years of their marriage. Together they have three daughters. For recreation, Kelley enjoys hiking, swimming, biking, running, and participating in sprint-triathlons.


Professional Experience:


Private practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado, 2007 – present. 

Public School Social Worker, 2007-present.
Assesses and evaluates children with emotional, behavioral, academic, and/or social difficulties. Provides individual counseling and facilitates behavior support groups for students. Completes suicide and threat assessments. Implements and supports individual education plans for students.

Clinical Social Worker, 2002-2007.
Provided clinical support and treatment management to families through a private, non-profit organization. Responsibilities included:  crisis intervention, counseling, educational training, parent support groups, and professional mentoring.

Counselor, Leadership Consultant, Teacher, and Project Coordinator, 1988-1999.

 

Education:

Master of Divinity, Eastern Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA (1999).

Master of Social Work, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (1996).
Thesis:  An Integration of Christianity and Social Work Practice: A Discussion of Poverty and Social Justice in North America

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work,  Tulsa, OK (1988).
Senior Thesis:  The Father's Role in the Family and How He Affects Child Development

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