Laura Begin, MSW, LCSWA

Felicia N. Kelly is a graduate of the Clinical Psychology Program at North Carolina Central University. She received her B.S degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix, in addition to a B.A degree in African -American Studies from the University of South Florida (USF). Her passion for learning has led her to also complete post-baccalaureate certifications in Infant-Family Mental Health (USF) and African American Studies (University of North Carolina-Greensboro). Although her foundation is in the field of psychology, she believes that this understanding should be integrated with spirituality. Felicia believes that this method assists clients in gaining a more personalized and fulfilling experience in therapy. Her current research not only focuses on this integrative approach, but also highlights socio-economic influences that affect mental wellness in the community.

A native of Florida, Felicia enjoys spending her free time reading, listening to music, painting, dancing or taking walks in the parks in surrounding area. She is the mother of two teen boys, ages 14 and 17, who keep her busy with extra-curricular activities and everyday “teen issues.” She describes motherhood as difficult at times but fulfilling. Felicia devotes time in the community by mentoring teens and young mothers in addition to volunteering at various public events such as festivals, food pantries, and school functions.