Kelsea Pelletier completed her undergraduate degree in psychology and her master’s degree in counseling education, a CACREP accredited program, at the University of Montana in Missoula. She specializes in clinical mental health and her experience has brought her to specialize in work with adolescents, young adults. Thus far, throughout her counseling experiences, Kelsea enjoys the cultural and family perspectives each individual client shares.
Kelsea recently completed volunteer work as a counselor at a college in Bhutan. There she studied Buddhism and counseled student age clients from around the world who suffered from symptoms of suicidality, addictions, depression, and post-traumatic stress. She has also worked with adolescents from foster families and challenged homes from around the country. Kelsea has created and implemented workshops on forgiveness healing, healthy relationships, and resilience. She believes that real change begins within the home and ripples outward from there into the community. Kelsea is passionately devoted to helping youth and families create long-lasting, generational change from a strengths-based, multicultural and trauma-informed perspective.
Kelsea grew up in Maine and relocated to Montana nine years ago to join other family members in Montana and to finish her college education. She loves the great state of Montana for its vast and natural beauty, the friendly people and the diverse outdoor activities it offers. In her free time, she enjoys being with family, traveling, snowboarding, hiking, camping, surfing, yoga, meditation, reading and live music. She is very excited to be a part of the Providence Mental Health team for the promise it makes to create the kind of healthy change we want to see in the Gallatin Valley for adolescents, individuals, and families. Kelsea is an advocate for building more healthy and resilient individuals, that will contribute to making a better world.