Celia Partida-Kelly


Program Director, Counselor

Co-founder of BASES, Celia began her career in the substance abuse field doing prevention programs with Head Start in 1988. She then accepted a position as a Prevention Specialist with Chip Counseling Center and later became the Prevention Coordinator for Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Emmet counties.

Celia's passion to assist young people led her to the creation of BASES in 1993 where she has designed and implemented numerous training programs with local students, teachers and community members. Celia's reputation as an energetic and enthusiastic trainer drew the attention of Hazelden, international leader in substance abuse treatment and education, where she shared her skills and expertise on a national level as a trainer.

Celia has her master's degree in counseling through Central Michigan University and has a bachelor's of arts degree in social sciences from Thomas Edison College. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor (CAADC), master addiction counselor (MAC), certified clinical supervisor (CCS), trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for trauma, certified trauma practitioner (CTP), and has been involved in her own recovery from addiction since 1986. Celia lives in Charlevoix with her husband, Scott, and they have three children and three grandchildren.

Celia Partida-Kelly