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Kelly King

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. King is in her first 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) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado. She is also Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT). Primary areas of research interests 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 Director of Clinical Services at a residential substance abuse treatment center in Denver, CO. 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).