Kellie Camelford

Core Faculty
Kellie Camelford
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Kellie Camelford is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor in the state of Louisiana with her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision. Before her career in academia, Dr. Camelford was a professional secondary school counselor and an owner of a private practice in counseling. She then taught at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center—New Orleans as an Assistant Professor in the department of Clinical Rehabilitation and Counseling.

At Walden University, she teaches in the master of science program for clinical mental health counseling and school counseling as a core faculty member. Dr. Camelford enjoys teaching a wide range of courses, however ethics and legal issues in counseling is her specialty. Dr. Camelford participates on the Admissions Committee and the Community of Care Committee for the School of Counseling. Additionally, she serves as a faculty mentor in the CES Mentorship Program.

Dr. Camelford’s current research interests focus on counselor supervision, women’s issues, as well as child and adolescent counseling. She has presented at numerous conferences at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision and American Counseling Association. Dr. Camelford has published peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, edited books, and counseling workbooks. In 2019, Dr. Camelford was recognized by the Louisiana Counseling Association with the Humane and Caring Person Award, and was recognized by the School of Allied Health Professions at LSUHSC-New Orleans with the Allen A. Copping Excellence in Teaching Award. She has also been recognized locally through NOLA Magazine in their 2019 Reader Survey as the Family Favorite Child Therapist.

Courses Taught

COUN 6100 - Introduction to Mental Health Counseling

GRMA 6100 - Group Lab

COUN 6210S - Ethics and Legal Issues

COUN 6101 - Foundations in Counseling

COUN 6111S - Intro to School Counseling


PhD, University of New Orleans

MS, Loyola University New Orleans

BA, Millsaps College

Public Service

Jefferson Parish Chamber of Commerce, Board Member - Metairie

St. Paul's Episcopal School, Guest Speaker - New Orleans

Awards / Honors

Allen A. Copping Excellence in Teaching, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans, 2019


Camelford, K. G., Vaughn, K., Dugan, E. (2021). Creative Play-Based DBT Activities for Children and their Caregivers.

Vaughn, K., Camelford, K. G. (2020). Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy and Clinical Supervision.

Dugan, E., Vaughn, K., Camelford, K. G. (2019). Developing and Sustaining Play Therapy Clinics.


Camelford, K. G. (2021). Introduction to Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Louisiana Mental Health Counselors Association

Camelford, K. G. (2020). Parent Intervention Considerations when Working with Children with Anxiety and Depression. International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors