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Our Team

Kelly Elise Ulmer, LPC, CEDS-S

Pronouns: she, her, hers
Email: kelly@bloomcounselingandnutrition.com
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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's own experience in eating disorder recovery fueled her commitment to the field of mental health and eating disorder treatment. Kelly studied at the University of Florida where she received her Education Specialist degree in Mental Health Counseling. She is currently a licensed counselor in Colorado, Utah, Florida, and Michigan. 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 one of the only Certified Eating Disorder Specialist - Supervisors 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), Utah (12227485-6004), 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, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy℠ for Developmental Injury

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

Brianne Renley, LPC, LAC

Pronouns: she, her, hers
Email: brianne@bloomcounselingandnutrition.com
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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 Professional Counselor in Colorado (LPC.0016521)

  • Licensed Addiction Counselor in Colorado (ACD.0001727)

  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • Certified Brainspotting Practitioner

  • Trained in Trauma-Informed Yoga

  • Mother and trainer of the loving therapy dog, Ziggy

Claire Timm, MS,
LMFT

Pronouns: she, her, hers
Email: claire@bloomcounselingandnutrition.com
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Claire is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist offering therapy services in the state of Colorado. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, as well as many of the accompanying co-occurring struggles such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, compulsive exercise, self-esteem, body dysmorphia, codependency, and other relational issues.

 

Claire received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University San Marcos, and her Master’s Degree in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Oregon. Claire has experience working in acute care settings for the treatment of eating disorders, such as partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care. Claire has additional experience in supporting loved ones through the complex and often confusing process of learning how to support someone with an eating disorder.

 

As a relational therapist, Claire believes it is essential to explore the various levels of interactions that have contributed to the development and maintenance of one’s eating disorder. Viewing mental illness in this way allows clients the permission to explore how their struggles were once adaptive strategies to seek comfort, relief, and belonging. Claire finds passion in empowering clients to reclaim their personal power over their eating disorder by finding more adaptive ways to establish connection in their lives.

 

Grounded in various holistic approaches, such as Health at Every Size, trauma-informed care, and social-justice-oriented therapy, Claire seeks to challenge many of the widely accepted narratives that are promoted in regard to messages about food, bodies, health, and healing.

My Therapeutic Lens

  • I believe that you are the expert on your life, as you hold the only story that truly encompasses all the emotions, sensations, and details of your experience.

  • Healing is incumbent on safety and trust within the therapeutic relationship, and I aim to best foster that connection with my clients through openness, warmth, and authenticity as a fellow human being.

  • I trust in your intuition and your body’s innate knowing as a compass that guides towards a value-aligned life, and I aim to hold a gentle space in which we can both explore all of the barriers that have gotten in the way of your intuitive path towards healing.

  • I seek to push my clients into a brave space, in which they feel emotionally and physically safe, but slightly uncomfortable, as I believe discomfort precedes growth towards new outcomes and paths for living and connecting.

  • I believe allyship is an ongoing effort to dismantle systems that uphold and perpetuate many of the problematic beliefs that have contributed to oppression of various identities and bodies.

  • Self-compassion and self-trust are essential tools on this brave journey towards reclamation of your power, purpose, and pleasure.

Credentials,
Certifications, 
& Trainings
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Colorado (MFT.0002039)

  • M.S. in Couples and Family Therapy

  • Gender Affirming Mental Healthcare Training

  • Annual Eating Recovery Foundation Conferences

  • Considerations for Working on Body Image with Individuals who Identify as Gender Variant Training

  • Certified Personality Disorder Treatment Provider

  • Childhood/Adolescent Grief Counseling Training

  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Training

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training

  • Inner Child Course and Coping with Pandemic Grief Course via Tiffany Roe’s School

Steph Pixler, NCC,
LPCC

Pronouns: she, her, hers
Email: steph@bloomcounselingandnutrition.com
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Steph is a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in the state of Colorado. She specializes in eating disorder treatment and many co-occuring mental health disorders such as anxiety/depression disorders, PTSD, complex trauma, personality disorders, substance use, grief work, self-esteem, identity work, and body image.

She received her undergraduate degree in Contemplative Psychology from Naropa University before graduating from Colorado State University and obtaining her master's degree in counseling and career development with a specialization in clinical mental health. Additionally, Steph obtained certification as a private chef from the school of natural cookery in Boulder, Colorado to inform her passion for providing culinary art therapy workshops. In healing her own eating disorder and working in a variety of residential and outpatient settings, Steph is passionate about holistically treating eating disorders by being rooted in trauma-informed care, Health at Every Size, social justice, and mindfulness.

As an individual who lives with an autoimmune disease, Steph feels drawn to helping clients navigate experiences of medical diagnoses that interplay within eating disorder recovery through validating the complexities of healing, cultivating body neutrality, and increasing emotional awareness and self-compassion.

Together, we can co-create a therapeutic relationship that promotes embodiment, safety, and wellness that best suits client needs.

My Therapeutic Lens

  • I view the world through a social justice lens by recognizing the intersectionalities of systemic oppression and identity. Within this, I do my best as a counselor and human to model reflexivity and practice continued self-awareness. I am committed to being a lifelong learner of the universe. 

  • I believe in honoring clients’ innate inner wisdom and healing capacity by engaging in narrative experiences and curiosity within a safe space.

  • I recognize the challenges that arise in healing an eating disorder in a society that is rampaged by fatphobia and perpetuates diet culture. I strive to be a part of holistic approaches to mental health treatment that both validate the complexity of eating disorder recovery and create meaningful change in treatment.

  • Navigating a human experience can be messy and often scary. Entering therapy is a brave and powerful step, and I am so glad you are here. Vulnerability can be hard! I believe that showing up as your authentic self is best explored through self-love, self-compassion, and self-awareness.

Credentials,
Certifications, 
& Trainings
  • Professional Licensed Counselor Candidate in Colorado (LPCC.0018846)

  • National Certified Counselor

  • Private Chef Certification

  • Shambhala Warrior Mindfulness Training: Level II 

  • Grief & Bereavement Training

  • Unlearning Fatphobia & Diet Culture Training

  • CAC Level I Study

  • Trauma-Informed Care