About the Author

Keely Kolmes, Psy.D.

Keely Kolmes, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in San Francisco and Oakland, CA. They started their private practice in 2008, following six years as a Staff Psychologist at Vaden Health Center at Stanford University. They write, do research, and provide consultation and training on clinical and ethical issues related to social networking and technology. Their Private Practice Social Media Policy has been adapted internationally, across disciplines by tens of thousands of clinicians.

Dr. Kolmes served for seven years on the California Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee, finishing their term as Chair in 2019. They were elected for two terms as CPA’s Council Representative at APA. They are a Fellow of APA Division 42, Psychologists in Independent Practice. They are the recipient of the 2018 Janet Hurwich Award for Leadership and Advocacy for founding the non-profit Bay Area Open Minds to support diversity in gender and sexual expression. They also co-authored the book The Paper Office for the Digital Age with Ed Zuckerman in 2016. Their professional website is www.drkkolmes.com.