She received training through the completion of her graduate program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She completed curriculum on different therapeutic theories, such as: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, and Eclectic Therapy. She was trained extensively while working with the Department of Children and Families on trauma, child safety, human trafficking, and the importance of family-centered practice. While working in community mental health, she became certified to instruct Youth Mental Health First Aid, which is a training used nation wide to inform community agencies and members on the importance of identifying the needs of youth in their communities. She is currently in the process of completing the process of licensure in the State of Florida.
Kelsey Schneider currently works part-time at Shelter House, the domestic violence and rape crisis center in Fort Walton Beach, FL. She is the mental health therapist at the center and provides services to adults, whom are survivors of domestic violence, through individual and group therapy.
Kelsey Schneider has a Master’s in Education with a specialty in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is currently working towards her licensure to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She has experience with a multitude of different populations. She has been working with trauma/abuse, domestic violence survivors, and sexual assault survivors since graduate school. Also, during her involvement with domestic violence/sexual assault centers, Department of Children and Families (child protective services), and community mental health she has experience working with children and adolescents. Kelsey has worked with children, adolescents, and adults through a multitude of different agencies and environments. Her experience includes: an undergraduate internship in which she worked with children and adolescents through the use of equine therapy; a graduate internship in which she was a therapist at a domestic violence/sexual assault center, where she worked with children, adolescents, and adults; work experience with the Department of Children and Families; and experience with various different issues through her work at a local community mental health center. In community mental health, Kelsey, worked with adolescents whom were on juvenile probation and were in need of assessment and treatment of mental health and/or adjustment issues, was the coordinator of the Walton County Teen Court Program, and worked with adults and children with various needs (anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorders, adjustment issues, grief, etc.). She was also the co-located therapist at the local domestic violence/sexual assault center where she continues to provide therapy services to survivors.