Kelly M. Klein, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Klein’s psychotherapy approach is rooted in using research supported cognitive and behavioral techniques within a framework that flexibly accounts for client motivation, comorbidity, and severity of symptoms. Dr. Klein is well versed in recovery model treatment and use of psychosocial rehabilitation principles to help clients both decrease their mental health symptoms, but also reintegrate into their communities, achieve their goals, and align with their values. Dr. Klein works to help foster resilience and increase hope, while using evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) techniques. Dr. Klein’s primary areas of expertise include treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, psychotic spectrum disorders, personality disorders, and co-morbid substance use disorders.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
In service of ethically responsible and client-centered practice, Dr. Klein is committed to addressing how diversity factors and psychosocial disparities impact client care. Dr. Klein works with clients to understand how biological, social, cultural, and psychological factors interact to influence their current difficulties, as well as strengths, and identify associated treatment goals.
Dr. Klein received a BS in psychology and a BS in biological sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Klein then completed her MS and PhD in clinical psychology at Florida State University. She completed a one-year clinical internship at the Edward Hines Jr., VA Hospital in Chicago, IL. She completed a one-year specialized postdoctoral fellowship at the Bedford VA Healthcare System; the focus of this fellowship was on interdisciplinary treatment of severe mental illness using a psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery framework. Dr. Klein is currently employed in the Boston area as an inpatient unit psychologist and also serves in an instructor role at Harvard University Medical School, Department of Psychiatry.
- University of Maryland, College Park: BS in Psychology, BS in Biological Sciences (specialization: microbiology)
- Florida State University: MS in Clinical Psychology
- Florida State University: PhD in Clinical Psychology
- Edward Hines Jr., VA Hospital: clinical internship
- Bedford VA Healthcare System: postdoctoral clinical fellowship
Areas of Expertise
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, personality disorders, suicidal and self-injurious behavior.
Dr. Klein enjoys exploring Boston with her trusty side-kick, Winnie the chihuahua mix. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends, rooting for her favorite sports teams, listening to podcasts, and going to concerts.