Keley Heckman has worked as a Clinical Social Worker for nearly a decade, with individuals, children and older adults with a history of trauma, specializing in anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and severe mental health conditions. She uses a strengths based approach and Trauma Informed Care model to promote wellness and recovery in all her clients.
Most recently, Keley has worked as a first responder, aiding Law Enforcement with people in the community who are experiencing mental health crisis. She is also a Clinical Supervisor to clinicians working with the homeless and veterans. She is dedicated to a Trauma Informed Care Model (TIC), and has facilitated TIC trainings to several local organizations and their staff.
Previously, at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, as a medical social worker. Additionally, she has worked as a case manager working in Assertive Community Treatment programs for children with SED, Transitional aged youth (TAY) and foster youth, and with older adults and Veterans using a recovery model. She also has performed individual, family and group psychotherapy at Kaiser Permanente Outpatient Psychiatry where she facilitated a PTSD support group.
Keley graduated with a Master’s in Social Work from San Diego State’s Advanced Standing Program. She received her undergraduate degree at Azusa Pacific University.
Keley has a passion for working with children, and was previously Chapter Director for Knockouts for Girls and volunteered as a coach for Girls on the Run, promoting wellness and self-esteem through after school programs.