Kellie Macura, LMHC-LP earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from SUNY Plattsburgh followed by a Master’s of Science in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling from The College of St. Joseph. Kellie has spent the majority of her career working with children, adolescents and families. Prior to joining ECS Psychological Services, Kellie worked at Eckerd Child and Family Services strengthening families, providing services to at-risk youth to divert from detention and residential programs, supporting successful return from foster care or residential settings to families and the community, as well as working in conjunction with Vermont DCF and the legal system. Kellie also worked as a therapist for Vermont Achievement Center, providing therapy to children and adolescents ages 6-18 with developmental disabilities, emotional disorders, behavioral challenges and a history of trauma. She utilizes a combination of individual, family, art, play. Kellie also holds a certification as a member of the STAR Behavioral Health Providers Registry.
Star Behavioral Health Providers is a registry that helps to connect military members and their families with mental health professionals who have received specialized training in assessing, understanding, and treating the specific needs of the military culture and population.
Kellie’s current designation as a registered Star Behavioral Health Provider means she has knowledge and training related to the demands of the military culture, deployments, and duties. Additionally, Dana is trained to recognize and treat the common challenges and mental health concerns associated with the military to include: depression, sleep disturbances, substance abuse, Traumatic Brain Injury, suicidal ideation, and issues facing spouses and families of military members.