Kelly believes that all people are innately good. Although, at times, even the most “put together” people find that life can be difficult and hard to navigate. There will be a time in everyone’s life in which they need help, need someone to listen, or simply need a sounding board to determine their next steps in life. Kelly strives to provide an environment in which each individual, couple, or family’s innate goodness can shine. It is through a trusting relationship and a warm, judgment free environment that such change can happen, and Kelly provides these to those taking the next steps toward their health and wellness.
At Foundations Counseling, Kelly Sinning works to help clients seeking support for a number of reasons, including:
- Individual – attachment issues, anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, stress reduction, self-care, self-esteem, boundaries
- Family – family systems therapy, adoption and foster care, blended family, parenting
- Children and Adolescent – play therapy, trauma assessment, abuse and trauma recovery, PTSD, attachment issues, school related issues, self-esteem, effects of divorce
- Marriage and Couples – divorce recovery, communication issues, sexual issues, trauma and recovery, alternative relationships, conflict resolution
- Life Changes and Transitions – career counseling and assessment, grief and loss, pet loss, spiritual counseling, existential therapy, gender identity development, sexual identity development, life stages and cycles
Kelly Sinning earned her Master’s degree from Colorado Christian University with a Master of Arts in Counseling. She received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies (with an emphasis as a Child Life Specialist) from Colorado State University. Kelly is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) in the state of Colorado.
Kelly’s experience includes working with children and families with severe mental illness, terminal illness, and physical and emotional trauma. Her early work in the field primarily focused on children, families, and couples, as well as individuals who experienced severe trauma. Kelly has extensive knowledge of PTSD, sexual abuse dynamics and interventions, as well as teaching parenting skills geared toward parenting children with extensive trauma and behavior issues. Kelly has a strong background in play therapy and assessment, as well as suicide prevention and safety planning in an inpatient community mental health setting. Additionally, Kelly is trained in neurofeedback and biofeedback therapies, incorporating physiological changes to help improve mental health symptoms.
Kelly Sinning was born in the Silicon Valley, California. She began her undergraduate education in San Luis Obispo, CA before moving to Fort Collins to complete her undergraduate degree. Kelly then moved to Milwaukee, WI to work for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Kelly made her way back to Colorado to complete her Master’s degree. Following the completion of her Master’s degree, Kelly moved to Portland, OR, where she worked in a pediatric inpatient mental health setting. Kelly is excited to be back in Northern Colorado. She enjoys hiking, dancing, reading, and spending time with her Golden Retriever and fiancé.