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Kelly Picune

Littleton, CO

I have been passionate about psychology and helping others since I was a teenager. I've pursued psychology throughout college and even further now as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling third-year Master's student at Bellevue University. I also have a Master's in Forensic Psychology from George Washington University. One of my early passions became working to understand better the intersection between mental health and the criminal justice system, as well as destigmatize mental health care in general.

I value a trauma-focused and person-centered approach. I bring a comprehensive understanding of the psychological aspects of trauma. Drawing upon my background in forensic psychology, I incorporate knowledge of trauma, resilience, and the impact of adverse experiences into my counseling practice. My approach relies on evidence based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solutions Focused Therapy (SFT) to help clients build strengths, increase positivity, and grow self-worth with tangible results.

Central to my practice is cultivating a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients rooted in trust, empathy, and collaboration. I believe in honoring each individual's unique experiences, culture, and perspectives and empowering clients to take an active role in their healing journey.

I am committed to providing a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their past or present difficulties, process emotions, and develop coping strategies to foster growth and resilience.

As a lifelong learner, I remain engaged in ongoing professional development by staying current on training, research, and cultural experiences. Outside of clinical work, I enjoy thrifting, true crime documentaries, and spending time with my two dogs.