Dr. Colleen Kelly is a psychotherapist, consultant & lecturer on relationships, spirituality in recovery, mindfulness, families and chemical dependency. She is a California Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and an APA Board Certified Professional Counselor. She has a BFA from New York University, a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and holds a Doctorate in Comparative Religions from AIU.
With over 21 years of personal recovery, Colleen has worked in the substance abuse and mental health field in a variety of clinical settings, beginning 17 years ago with American Indian treatment centers. She was on the clinical staff of Promises Treatment Center in West Los Angeles as a therapist for 4 years. She then went on to join the clinical team at Promises, Malibu as a Family Therapist for 2 years in addition to designing family programs at several other treatment centers in Malibu and Los Angeles. She has been a regular group facilitator for over a decade at Promises Treatment Centers, Passages, and Milestones Ranch Malibu, Cirque Lodge to name just a few and was Clinical Director at CAST Santa Monica.
Dr. Kelly is a California Probation Certified Master Domestic Violence Group Facilitator and has participated in the development of culturally relevant substance abuse and batterers programs. She is a Board Certified Subject Matter Expert in Substance Abuse with the Board of Behavioral Science and a BBSE licensed Continuing Education Provider. In 2005, Dr. Aletha Solter, a colleague of Piaget, certified her as an Aware Parenting parent educator specialist. Colleen has had over 80 articles published on addiction and treatment and is the author of over 20 published continuing education courses for MFTs and LCSWs.
She works as a business coach and consultant creating authentic enduring brands for treatment professionals and centers such as PCH Treatment, Visions Adolescent Treatment, Avalon, Malibu, Transcend and Jeri Davis International a healthcare recruitment and marketing firm in DC. Dr. Kelly also collaborated with Jean Campbell LCSW at the Action Institute of California in working with corporate clients to facilitate team building, strategic planning, crisis intervention, and role training workshops.
She works with Dr. Reza Nabavi at RESOLUTIONS Therapeutic Services as both primary and family/couples therapist.