Kelly Ballantine is a licensed mental health counselor and has been in clinical practice for over 15 years. Through those years she has come to see how past life experiences, physical afflictions and mental health all contribute to complex dilemmas that people face. Kelly is a level II EMDR therapist and a certified Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) practitioner. In addition to being a highly skilled practitioner in traditional psychotherapy her unique integration of physiological functioning, relaxation, mindfulness and brain science provides new hope for healing and recovery.
For those suffering with chronic illness, autoimmune disorders, depression, anxiety or problems that seem to come from an unknown origin, GAPS is a particular approach created by Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride and is laid out in the book Gut and Psychology Syndrome. GAPS is designed to help heal people by replenishing the lining of the small intestine, which research now shows, is crucial in producing mood regulating chemicals and promoting a healthy immune system. When that lining has deteriorated, so many health and mental health problems begin. Using this groundbreaking science, Kelly is able to direct and help people make changes in their lives that can produce remarkable results.
“Kelly B” has worked with adults and youth in residential settings, inpatient crisis stabilization settings and outpatient settings such as victim service centers and county mental health providers. She has worked with persons of all ages, walks of life and ethnic backgrounds. Growing up in a military family, she has a firm grasp and understanding of the unique stressors that military wives, families and veterans face.
Calm, soothing and empowering is how most people describe her. She is forever hopeful and finds helping others to be her life’s calling. If you are ready to begin your healing journey, call Kelly B. 727.520.94477 or CLICK HERE to make an appointment now.
The staff at The Holistic Mental Health Clinic is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality comprehensive holistic approach to healing your mind, body, and spirit. We address all areas of your life and equally consider these elements when planning your treatment. We provide effective strategies tailored to your needs and advocate in achieving your greatest good and highest potential. We empower you by teaching you not only the knowledge, but the inspired motivation to actively apply what is learned in your own life.