Kelly L. Burns, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC

Kelly L. Burns, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC


LMHC in FL, ATR-BC – Board Certified Art Therapist, certified by the Art Therapy Credentials Board in the US.

Areas of Focus:

Trauma, PTSD, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, stress, natural and human-caused disasters and mental health, addiction, art therapy, expressive art therapy, Adlerian therapy, alzheimer’s/dementia.


MA in Counseling Psychology and Art Therapy, Adler University, Chicago, IL
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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Professional Background

Kelly L. Burns is a board certified art therapist and licenced mental health counselor based in central Florida. She has a diverse background working with people of all ages struggling with trauma by helping facilitate how art therapy is used as part of the healing process. Her specialty areas of practice include treatment of trauma and PTSD, anxiety and depression disorders, and working with survivors of natural and human caused disasters.

Kelly has provided consultation to community organizations and nonprofits on program development and art therapy, and is frequently asked to speak on the topics of art therapy and behavioral health. She is also an artist that has exhibited extensively her paintings that demonstrate her own reparative process of healing.

Professional Affiliations

  • Florida Art Therapy Association – President, 2018-2020
  • American Art Therapy Association – Member