Kelli Houghton-Anderson

About Me

Kelli Houghton-Anderson grew up on the east coast but has enjoyed living in seven states throughout the United States. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) and specializes in trauma therapy. Kelli has a master’s degree from Arizona State University and a graduate certificate in Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery from Harvard Medical School. Kelli currently is a private therapist and owns Lucent Counseling located in Utah. Kelli is passionate about introducing tools to empower individuals and communities. She has been actively involved in the international community developing programs and advocating for policies related to preserving families, ending human trafficking, AIDS prevention and improving impoverished communities. She has organized and presented at international conferences including various United Nations conferences, International Global Health Conference, World Congress of Families, and BYU International Society Conference & Women's Conference. Kelli’s jobs have also included medical social work, non-profit administration, and hospital administration.

Education & Experience

Human Trafficking Training Trauma Release Exercises

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • UnitedHealth