Dr. Felton is a therapist with Farrington Specialty Counseling. She has a Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology from Walden University (2011), summa cum laude, a Master's in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma (2003), and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland in Okinawa Japan (1999). She is a lifetime member of the Psi Chi National Honor Society and a member of the American Psychological Association. Her doctoral research: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of the Effects of Domestic Violence on Children Who Witness Abuse: A Mixed-Method Study led to more research in the areas of vicarious trauma, eating disorders, and abusive learned behavior. She was awarded the doctoral spotlight at Walden University as a change agent in 2012 for her formulation of the first Intensive Outpatient Program in Fredericksburg, Virginia, while serving as the chapter President of the Fredericksburg Chapter of iaedp™.
Dr. Felton completed her doctoral residency with Cumberland Children's Hospital and Remuda Ranch in eating disorders, trauma, and behavioral health with children, teens, and adults. Her internship with Rappahannock Area Council Against Rape and Sexual Assault focused on sexual assault, domestic violence, and trauma. She is a Certified Professional Coach with credentials from Fowler Wainwright International Institute and Certified Veterans Development Coach with BlueRio Strategies. She specializes in therapeutic coaching for those struggling with eating disorders, trauma, and veteran's development.
Additionally, Dr. Felton is an online adjunct professor of psychology at Park University in undergraduate and graduate programs as well as a course developer. She is a Marine Corps disabled veteran, was nominated Woman of the Year in 1995, and was regionally recognized in Who's Who Among Female Professionals in 2012. She is the published author of 8 books.
“Sometimes those struggling with eating disorders find it difficult to have hope. One thing that helps me focus on recovery is being an avenue for others to regain hope while moving forward in recovery. I am reminded ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”