Our Team

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Our Team

Kelly Elise Ulmer, LPC, LMHC, CEDS-S

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Email: kelly@bloomcounselingandnutrition.com

Kelly is a licensed counselor, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist - Supervisor, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and the founder of Bloom Counseling & Nutrition in Fort Collins, Colorado. She specializes in eating disorders as well as a wide array of co-occurring mental health disorders such as PTSD, complex trauma, OCD, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and personality disorders, among others.

Kelly studied at the University of Florida where she received her Education Specialist degree in Mental Health Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Colorado and Michigan as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. Throughout her career, Kelly has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders, and she has gained experience in a variety of settings including both outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment settings. With a foundation in Health at Every Size principles and a trauma-informed approach, Kelly is currently the only Certified Eating Disorder Specialist in the Fort Collins area.

Kelly has a passion for healing, growth, and embodiment – that is evident in both her professional and personal life. She is someone who truly personifies the work she is so passionate about.

My Therapeutic Lens

  • Entering therapy is courageous. As a counselor, I aim to honor my clients’ courage through cultivating a deep, authentic connection that encourages safety, openness, and trust -- elements essential to the process of healing and growth.

  • You have always had all the answers within you. I believe that we all have innate body wisdom and an authentic, true Self that wants to help guide us-- we just need a little help connecting and listening to it.

  • Our inner human experience of thoughts, emotions, and sensations can provide us so much information if we tune into it and respond with compassion. Subsequently, my practice is grounded in compassion, mindfulness, and acceptance.

  • Health is a complex web, that involves way more than what we eat and do. I believe in defining health holistically; tuning in to our internal wisdom to determine what health means when it’s defined by our inner experience rather than what a magazine cover tells us health is supposed to look like.

  • I intend to do more than just practice what I preach and have dedicated my life to challenging systems in power that perpetuate fatphobia, diet culture, and the oppression of marginalized bodies, even if that change occurs one person or organization/magazine at a time.

Credentials,
Certifications, 
& Trainings
  • Licensed Counselor in Colorado (LPC.0014452),  Michigan (6401018473), and Florida, MH 15714

  • Ed. S. in Mental Health Counseling

  • Certified Eating Disorder Specialist - Supervisor, International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals

  • Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

  • Health At Every Size® (HAES®) Expert, Association for Size Diversity and Health

  • Certified Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Counselor

  • Level I Practitioner, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy℠ for Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

  • Level 2 Practitioner (in training), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy℠ for Developmental Injury

  • Level 1 Clinician (in training), Internal Family Systems (IFS) Institute

Brianne Renley, LPC, LAC

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Email: brianne@bloomcounselingandnutrition.com

Brianne is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor. At Bloom, Brianne specializes in eating disorder treatment and has extensive experience and training supporting those with co-occurring addiction and other disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD, and trauma.

Brianne received her undergraduate degree in psychology and evolutionary anthropology through the University of New Mexico and completed her M.S. in clinical mental health counseling through Walden University. Brianne has experience working in acute mental health hospital settings, as well as in IOP and PHP addiction treatment. As a person with type 1 diabetes, Brianne is especially passionate about working with clients experiencing chronic illness. She has had type 1 diabetes since age 3, and she feels called to support others as they adapt to the difficulties of caring for their bodies after a difficult diagnosis. Additionally, Brianne supports those seeking eating disorder recovery and navigating their relationship with food, body, and/or illness through a Health at Every Size lense. 

Using a trauma-informed approach, Brianne helps clients to cultivate hope. She sees challenges as an opportunity to create meaning, nurture self-worth, and engage in growth. Brianne believes in meeting clients where they are at and working at their own pace.

My Therapeutic Lens

  • Patience and safety are crucial in building trust. I work to create a safe environment for my clients to better understand themselves while creating realistic goals, fostering self-compassion, and reducing shame. Success is a move toward holistic wellbeing and health. This can be a long and difficult journey.  I am here to support my clients as they move forward at their own pace while focusing on progress, not perfection.

  • People often find their way to therapy before they are ready to make changes. Years of struggling with problematic behaviors and thought processes can leave us feeling hopeless. My goal is to empower my clients to learn how to move through the struggles that may have held them back, and I aim to provide my clients with tools and support in their healing journey, using a combination of therapy approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

  • I want to be a positive influence on my community. I’m always working to deepen my understanding of body diversity, gender issues, race, and privilege. Continued awareness and learning in these areas is my goal and responsibility as a helping professional. I strive to be an effective ally and advocate.

  • Each person faces a unique set of challenges and everyone deserves to feel proud of themselves as they move through difficulty and grow from past experiences. Personal experience can be a valuable asset in building self-esteem and helping others. Healing occurs as we learn to value our own story.

Credentials,
Certifications, 
& Trainings
  • Licensed Counselor in Colorado, LPC.0016521

  • M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • Licensed Addiction Counselor, ACD.0001727

  • Certified Brainspotting Practitioner

  • Trained in Trauma-Informed Yoga

Charlotte McKernan, MS, LMFT

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Email: charlotte@bloomcounselingandnutrition.com

Charlotte is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She specializes in disordered eating and body dysmorphia, as well perfectionism, self-esteem issues, anxiety, people-pleasing, and relational difficulties.

 

Charlotte graduated from University of Oregon with degrees in Psychology, International Studies, and French, and she completed her MS in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University. Charlotte is trained in trauma-informed care, Othmer-method Neurofeedback, and Compassion-Focused Therapy. During her time in private practice, Charlotte honed her skills working with young women to regain their sense of self outside of their appearance and rediscover the joy of movement and food. Informed by Health at Every Size, mindfulness, and self-compassion, Charlotte is devoted to helping clients trust their bodies through intuitive eating and intuitive movement.

 

Charlotte believes that by turning towards your fears and worries and working with your brain instead of against it, you can free yourself from internal constraints and show up in the world in an authentic and meaningful way. She uses evidence-based practices in her work and is committed to sharing psychology research with her clients so they can better understand themselves.

My Therapeutic Lens

  • I believe that you are your own best expert. We will tenderly collaborate to examine the messages that you implicitly and explicitly have been told (and tell yourself), while removing the obstacles of shame and blame.

  • It takes bravery to reflect upon and work through personal challenges. I create a respectful, non-judgmental space to explore vulnerabilities and concerns while making progress toward the goals and changes you wish to experience in your life.

  • We all deserve a compassionate relationship to ourselves. Using parts work, we will explore the once adaptive strategies you have adopted to protect yourself, understand how these strategies may now be harmful, and develop new habits based around self-compassion and acceptance.

  • Our brains are natural story-tellers. We are constantly creating stories about our perceptions, experiences, and interactions to help us make sense of the world, and we carry these stories throughout our lives. In naming and understanding these narratives and how they impact your belief system, I will help you rediscover a relationship with yourself and your body that is respectful, compassionate, trusting, and loving.

  • I believe that we can learn from decades of research about the pervasiveness of fatphobia in our world and how the oppression of marginalized bodies is ultimately rooted in sexism and racism. In sharing the science with you and highlighting the lies of diet culture, I will help you rebuild a belief system in which your body is a tool for enjoying life rather than an ornament to be looked at.

Credentials,
Certifications, 
& Trainings
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Colorado (LMFT, MFT.0001913)

  • MS in Human Development and Family Studies

  • Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) Level 2

  • Gottman Couples Therapy Level 2

  • Othmer Method Neurofeedback Level 1

  • Certified Learning to BREATHE mindfulness facilitator

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

  • Be Nourished: No More Weighting

  • Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor (pending, currently in training)

Contact Us

Bloom Counseling & Nutrition

2627 Redwing Road Suite 130

Fort Collins, CO 80526

Phone: (970) 893-7600

Fax: (970) 692-2579

Email: info@bloomcounselingandnutrition.com

If you need to speak with someone immediately, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text "HOPELINE" to 741741 for 24/7 confidential support and information. In case of emergency please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. For non-emergency eating disorder information, please call NEDA at (800) 931-2237. 

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