MA, LAPC, NCC
Chelyan is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University and her Bachelor’s degree in English from Kennesaw State University. She has an extensive background in working with children and families. Chelyan realized her passion for helping children identify and understand their emotions while working as a teacher. She supports collaboration with parents and teachers to help children feel comfortable and successful in their learning environments with peers and at home.
Chelyan leads grief support groups for Kate’s Club with elementary and middle school students in local schools. She deeply values the therapeutic relationship and builds upon connecting with clients to foster change. She aims to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for all clients to feel supported and able to grow.
Chelyan has experience working with children, adolescents, and teens and she specializes in generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, low self-esteem, transitions, changes in family structure, and grief. She utilizes expressive art activities along with Cognitive-Behavioral techniques in sessions. Chelyan frequently utilizes strengths-based approaches, building upon clients' strengths to help them work through difficult life transitions and learn new coping skills.