Kelsey Someliana-Lauer, Administrative Assistant
Kelsey is the Administrative Assistant at Therapy and Mindfulness Practices. Kelsey will help you deal with any scheduling or billing concerns. She also sets up new client intake appointments.
Kelsey graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion. She is currently enrolled in North Carolina Central University’s Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She says she’s always been a huge nerd and loves school!
Professionally, Kelsey has experience with billing, insurance verification of benefits, credentialing, hiring, social media creation and management, scheduling and onboarding, editing and proofreading, systems creation, and more! Kelsey says her favorite part of the job is helping therapists and their clients feel heard and supported.
When she’s not doing schoolwork or virtual assistant work, she’s spending time with her husband, her Cocker Spaniel, Cooper, or her two bunnies Tallulah and Tucker. She’s also an avid Dungeons and Dragons player, reader, and plant mom.
Judy, Therapy Dog in Training
Judy is an 8-pound rescue Yorkie-Poo. In September of 2021, she was adopted, and we think she is around 4 years old. She recently joined the Therapy and Mindfulness team. Lately, she has been practicing her skills as a therapy dog during in-person therapy sessions with teen and young adult clients. We are hoping to get more volunteer hours so she can eventually earn her official Therapy Dog Title. Sometimes she might bark because she is scared or just wants to say “hi,” but she is learning to be more polite!
Her favorite things are going on long walks through the neighborhood and spending time with her tabby cat brothers, Ernie and Fred. She loves being held and cuddled by trusted humans. Her favorite food is cheese.
Fun fact about Judy: She is a mom! Before she was rescued, she had several litters of puppies. She lived in a rural part of Virginia, where she spent a lot of time outdoors exploring. Now she lives with her forever family in Kensington, Maryland.