Kelly Holmes

Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Adjunct Professor

Education: PhD, NCSP

Industry Expertise: school psychology

Research Interest: school based trauma interventions


Dr. Kelly Holmes, received her PhD in school psychology from Loyola University Chicago in 2018. She is a licensed school psychologist. Dr. Holmes currently works as a full-time therapeutic service provider in an alternative high school in Denver Public Schools in Colorado. In this role, she primarily provides therapeutic services to young adults to reduced depression, anxiety, and trauma-related symptomatology. Much of her therapeutic and research work has been school-based and trauma-focused. Dr. Holmes is a PREPaRE 1 and 2 trainer—a school-based crisis response program—and she adjunct teaches as several universities.