Katelyn Bellings is supervised by Melissa Sundwall, LPC.
- Missouri State University – Springfield, MO, May 2022
- Master of Counseling-Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- Missouri State University – Springfield, MO, 2016
- Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and Psychology
- Loehr Chiropractic & Acupuncture: 2021 – present
- Interning Counselor
- Center City Counseling Clinic: Spring 2021
- Counseling Practicum
- EMDR Trained Therapist — September 2021
- Somatic Integration and Processing I Case Conceptualization Training — October 2021
- Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals — January 2022
- EMDR Therapy
- Trauma Informed Therapy
- Integrated Mental Health
- American Counseling Association
Native to: I’ve been in the Springfield Area since 2005. While I was born in the Midwest, I like to claim San Diego as my home since that’s where I spent my childhood!
First Job: I was a production assistant at a local marine accessory company. I helped manufacture and ship orders that contained boating accessories like fishing rod holders, grill holders, and cup holders.
Why did you become a counselor? I’ve always wanted a career that helps people, but it took me a long time to decide what that would be. After a few unpleasant experiences in my own journey to find a counselor, I decided that I wanted to pursue counseling to become the kind of provider that I couldn’t find. I believe that counseling should be a truly collaborative approach between the client and counselor. I may have the formal training, but nobody knows your life experiences better than you.
What is your favorite place to visit? I LOVE to travel. I don’t know how I could pick just one place. In the past 2 years, my favorite trips have involved going to National Parks. I have been to Badlands, Arches, Canyonlands, Rocky Mountain, Petrified Forest, and Gateway Arch. I also visited a couple of National Monuments: Devil’s Tower and Mount Rushmore. That’s 6 different states! This year I plan to add Hot Springs, Wind Cave, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Mount Rainier to that list. If there are things to do outdoors, I’m in!
What is your favorite way to spend your weekend? If I can squeeze in a weekend trip, that’s my preferred way to spend a weekend. However, most of my weekends involve a trip to the farmers market, trying a new recipe, and watching whatever show has my attention on a streaming service that week.
If you weren’t a counselor, what job would you be doing? I always joke that I would love to be a professional student. If I could support myself while only attending classes, I’d never stop going to school.