The director of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Chelsey began her career at The Menninger Clinic in 2006, working as a mental health associate for the Professionals Program. She transitioned into the Psychiatric Rehabilitation department as a rehabilitation specialist on the Hope Program for Adults in 2008 and soon after earned her certification as a psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner. Since then Chelsey has focused primarily on behavior therapies and interventions, with a strong emphasis on group work and dynamics.
Chelsey has pursued training and certification as a cognitive-behavior group facilitator, as well as training in dialectical behavior therapy and mindful self-compassion. Through the frame of psychiatric rehabilitation, she strives to take a person-centered approach as she helps individuals move toward functioning as their most capable selves and in ways that are meaningful to them. Chelsey implements these practices through individual services, such as social skills training, money management and budgeting and independent living assessments.
She also earned her certification as a yoga teacher in 2010 and currently offers yoga as a physical outlet for mindfulness, relaxation and mastery.
Chelsey received a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University in 2006 and is currently pursuing her master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling through the University of Kentucky.