Based out of Tucson, Arizona, Kelly Wilt is a writer, licensed counselor (LAC), and consultant with over a decade of experience in trauma, healing, and social change. Kelly has worked closely with individuals and communities across the United States and abroad to help build strong practices for healing and wellness. As warm as she is fierce, Kelly is passionate about supporting people and movements that work to create a better world.
She has worked with institutions of higher education, non-profits, national resource centers, governmental entities, and private organizations to bring creative strategies to supporting thriving individuals and communities. With a strong background in community building and trauma work, Kelly has led transformative national projects, written numerous publications for healing practitioners, and has spoken on related topics around the globe. In 2018 she founded the non-profit Soulshine, creating a new collaborative network and platform for people impacted by sexual violence. Kelly is also a founding member of Campus Advocacy & Prevention Professionals (CAPPA). She currently spends her days as a therapist at an integrative wellness practice in Tucson, and as a writer and consultant, supporting strong practices and organizational change efforts for people-serving organizations across the country.
Her formal education includes a master's degree from Prescott College in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a bachelor's degree from Penn State University in Women's Studies and International Politics. She attends regular continuing education courses at Southwestern College, AASECT, NSAC, the Gottman Institute, and beyond. Her continued work with mentors, colleagues, and community members has always been her greatest teacher and continues to shape her knowledge and capacity to contribute to this work in meaningful ways.
Interested in the intersections of individual well-being and collective healing—food as medicine + food as joy, movement, and mental health—art, activism, and healing justice—and creating sustainable community-based initiatives, Kelly thrives working with topics that are often overlapping and nuanced. Committed to meaning-making, intentional living, and supporting others in living their truths, Kelly works to inspire people to live authentically and practice compassion toward themselves and others. Through curiosity, continued learning, and vulnerability she challenges herself to do the same.