Kelley Delaney is a board-certified nurse practitioner. She has a background in the Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit and the Emergency Department as a Registered Nurse. While working in these specialty areas, she realized that not only did these patients and their family members need medical care but psychological care as well. She was impressed with how much healing the psychological trauma could impact the physical trauma. She graduated with her Masters in Nursing from the University of Toledo Medical Center in Ohio. After graduating, she moved to South Carolina and worked in Bio-behavioral Medicine and Urgent Care. In Bio-behavioral Medicine, she worked with medically ill patients who also had a history of onset psychological disorders. She acted as program coordinator and clinical provider for a pilot study on pain management in post surgical patients (incorporating psychological and medical treatments into the care plans) and worked on a grant for opioid abuse in pregnant women. She brings passion and empathy into her work and believes that everyone deserves a happy and healthy life.
What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation. – Glenn Close