Menninger Staff

Kelly Birkhold, LCSW

Staff Social Worker

Kelly has experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She enjoys the diverse client population that Menninger’s Hope Program for Adults has the capacity to serve. Some of Kelly’s clinical interests include marital/family therapy, attachment trauma, and working with clients who may be experiencing an anxiety or adjustment disorder.


Kelly initially joined The Menninger Clinic as a fellow on Hope after completing her master’s degree, and stayed on as a staff social worker in the unit once the fellowship was completed.


She earned her master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville. Prior to that, Kelly attended the University of South Carolina for her bachelor’s degree, majoring in English and Psychology.