Katherine T. Kelly, Ph.D., M.S.P.H. is a licensed psychologist in her own psychotherapy and consulting practice in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She completed her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Southern Colorado (1992), and both her Master's (1995) and Doctorate in Counseling Psychology (1999) from Indiana State University. She also earned a Master of Science in Public Health degree (2000) from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the university's Department of Family and Community Medicine, a top-rated residency training center for physicians. She has received specialized training from the Mind-Body Medical Institute of Harvard University, as well has been trained in various holistic, natural health and spiritual methods of healing.
With 20+ years of direct clinical experience, Dr. Kelly doesn't just believe in helping others to heal; instead, her mission is to help them to evolve. Using her own integrative framework - the "Soul Health Model"-- Dr. Kelly approaches her work with clients from a "psycho-spiritual" perspective. She provides a uniquely progressive, yet down-to-earth approach to healing and is well-known in both the therapeutic and medical communities. She thrives as she helps clients to reach what she calls ‘consciousness evolution' through a variety of self-designed methods. Her dedication to healing has been widely recognized as she was the recipient of the 2006 "Provider of the Year Award" by the regional Mental Health Association, and was recently nominated as an "Incredible Woman" for a local community television network, which spotlights role models to inspire young women to pursue their own passions.
Dr. Kelly has undergone her own ‘evolution', beginning her career as Coordinator of Alcohol and Drug Education at Indiana State University. She was later recruited to serve as the Director and Treatment Coordinator of a private traumatic brain injury program in the community. Following the completion of her training, she accepted a position as an Assistant Professor and Director of Behavioral Science in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Wake Forest University. She later entered private practice and founded/owned Branches Holistic Health and Wellness Center. She realized she could make a greater impact elsewhere--- so she left that adventure to make room for her other main passion writing.
Dr. Kelly has authored several academic publications and is an ongoing contributor to local health and wellness magazines. Her books “Soul Health: Aligning with Spirit for Radiant Living” (release date March 1, 2013) and "There's No Therapy In Heaven: The Soul's Guide to Mastering the Human Condition" (coming soon) are in the finishing stages with a final publication date soon to be announced.