Kelsie is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate who earned a Master’s Degree of Social Work in the Advanced Standing Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2015 after earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at the same institution in 2013. Kelsie graduated with honors and was inducted into the Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Workers.
Kelsie’s knowledge in clinical work is rooted in trauma-focused wraparound services for children and adolescents, including higher levels of mental and behavioral health care such as Intensive In-Home, Day Treatment, and Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities.
Today, Kelsie approaches therapy for individuals of all ages from a person-centered, holistic, and collaborative lens. She pulls techniques from Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavior Therapy to engage in the treatment process, and utilizes Neurofeedback to incorporate symptom management and functional change.
Kelsie is Board Certified in Neurofeedback under the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Neurofeedback is a non-invasive form of biofeedback that is used as a therapeutic tool to promote symptom management and functional brain change. Neurofeedback uses EEG methods to measure brain waves and provide a visual or auditory feedback signal to encourage positive change dependent on treatment focus. Among other medical disorders and symptom complaints, BCIA lists the following mental health disorders and their related symptoms as those most appropriately treated by Neurofeedback: Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Alcohol and Drug Dependence, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Insomnia, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.