Kelly M. Heitkamp , MSW, LISW-S

Outpatient Therapist
Lindner Center of HOPE

Kelly serves as an outpatient therapist at Lindner Center of HOPE.

Prior to entering graduates’ school, she earned a BSW in Social Work at Northern Kentucky University and then went on to complete two years of clinical supervision with Dr. Les Wyman of the Gestalt Institute.

Kelly is dedicated to fostering mental health and well-being. As an outpatient therapist, she brings a wealth of experience and a diverse background to her practice, having transitioned from a successful private practice to join the esteemed Lindner Center team.

Before delving into the field of mental health, her journey began in the health sector as a medical social worker. In this role, she worked closely with clients grappling with chronic illness and pain, gaining valuable insights into the intricate connections between physical and mental well-being. This experience laid the foundation for her holistic approach to wellness, emphasizing the integral link between mind and body.

Kelly’s therapeutic methods are as diverse as the individuals she works with, grounded in a person-centered approach that recognizes the uniqueness of each person's journey. Kelly is passionate about tailoring her methods to meet the specific needs of her clients, ensuring a customized and effective therapeutic experience.

With a strong foundation in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), I incorporate evidence-based practices to empower individuals with the tools needed for sustainable change. Education and support are integral components of my approach, creating a collaborative environment that fosters growth and resilience.

In addition to traditional psychotherapy techniques, I bring an integrative, mind-body perspective to my practice. Drawing on techniques such as breathwork, guided imagery, mindfulness, and yoga. I aim to provide a comprehensive and immersive therapeutic experience. This integrative approach allows clients to explore avenues beyond traditional talk therapy, promoting a deeper connection between their mental and physical well-being.


  • 2006-2010- Bachelor of Social Work at Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky
  • 2010-2014 Master of Social Work at Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky

BSW 2010

MSW 2014

LISW-S 2014 I.1801384

APA Quality Measurement Development Initiative to measure measurement-based care (MBC) 2021