10165 North 92nd Street, Suite 101 :: Scottsdale, AZ 85258 :: (480) 451-5558

Dr. Kelman's Bio and Credentials

Pomona College, B.A. Psychology
Arizona State University, M.A. & Ph.D., Psychology

I have been in private practice as a licensed psychologist for more than 18 years, working with children (ages 6 and up), teens, and adults (individually, as couples, and families). In addition to private practice, my experience includes work in:
inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, school districts, police department, detention/prison facilities, support groups, and weekend grief programs.

I specialize in: anxiety, mood disorders, grief counseling, relationship issues, parenting skills, school and behavioral difficulties in children and adolescents, divorce concerns with couples and families, and LBGTQ issues and families (including transgender support groups).


  • California Rehabilitation Center: Women's Unit Counseling Intern.
  • Phoenix Police Department: Police Activities League Coordinator, working with youth gangs.
  • Phoenix Union High School District: Program Supervisor for Dropout Reentry and Job Program.
  • Charter Behavioral Health Hospital: Post-Doctoral Intern in the children's and adolescent units, adult outpatient group facilitator.

Legal Expertise

  • Maricopa County Superior Court: Therapeutic Interventionist and Parent Coordinator. (This involves resolving issues with parents and children in a divorce situation as ordered by the court).
  • Private Counsel: Expert Witness in legal cases (Topics include: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Complicated Grief)
  • Collaborative Divorce: I am trained in this approach as a Divorce Coach and Child Specialist. The goal is to achieve an amicable divorce where all parties feel a positive outcome has been achieved without litigation. This is the best possible process when children are involved.

Volunteer Work

  • Stepping Stones of Hope: Board Member and Director of Adult Programs for this non-profit organization facilitating weekend bereavement programs for families.
  • Healthright International: Psychological Evaluator of adults and children seeking asylum in the United States based on claims of torture in their homeland.