Dr. McNelis is the owner and founder of Changes Psychological Services, PLLC. She graduated from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, completing a BA/MA program in General Psychology. She then went on to complete a second Master’s degree and a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from American University, also in Washington, DC. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in both the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania.
Dr. McNelis has over 15 years of experience in providing psychological services. She began her training in a university counseling center, followed by community mental health work. She has practiced within several branches of the criminal justice system, at a state hospital for the mentally ill and in a large business corporation. She has continually worked with clients from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Dr. McNelis is skilled in treating a wide variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, mood instability, obsessions/compulsions and sleep disturbance. She is adept at formulating diagnostic impressions to inform treatment plans that are best suited to her clients’ individual needs. She also has extensive experience in psychological testing and assessment.