Kelly King

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. King is in her second year as a Contributing Faculty member at Walden in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program. She graduated with her PhD in Counseling Education and Supervision from Walden University in 2021. Most of her clinical and supervision experience has been within the addiction counseling field, where she has served in roles within withdrawal management, outpatient, and residential settings with diverse clients. Dr. King is a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) in Colorado and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the states of Colorado and Arizona. Primary areas of research interest include Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual (LGB) counselor competency, evidence-based practice in addiction counseling, and CACREP-accreditation within addiction counseling programs. Dr. King currently serves as a full-time faculty member at the University of Phoenix headquarters. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA); Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES); Rocky Mountain ACES; Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC); American Psychological Association (APA); and National Association for Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors (NAADAC).


PhD, Walden University

MA, Indiana Wesleyan University

BA, Purdue University