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Talley Family Counseling Center

Meet our Staff

Bethany BeaBethany Bea

Counseling Intern

Hi! My name is Bethany Bea, and I am a graduate student at Western Kentucky University in the Family, Couple, and Marriage Counseling program. I grew up in the small town of Mayfield, KY, before moving to Lexington, KY, for college. I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in Social Work in 2013. Throughout my undergraduate career, I had the opportunity to do internships at the American Red Cross and the Family Resource Center at a local elementary school. I also gained experience working with children with autism at the Kelly Autism Program in Owensboro, KY. These experiences have allowed me to work with individuals from all kinds of different cultures and backgrounds! In 2014, I moved to Bowling Green to begin my studies at WKU. In my spare time, I enjoy reading (I’m a huge Harry Potter fan!), hiking, spending time with loved ones (including my dog, Ollie!), and binge watching Netflix. I love working with children and families, but individuals are more than welcome too! I am currently accepting clients for individual and couple counseling, as well as play therapy and sandtray therapy. 

Ethan BennettEthan Bennett

Counseling Intern

Hi, I am Ethan Bennett, a graduate student at Western Kentucky University in the Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program!  I was raised in the small town of Fancy Farm, KY where I had plenty of family because my mom was the last of 13 children.  I graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota with a double major in Philosophy and Catholic Studies, while also attending a Roman Catholic Seminary for two years. During my undergraduate studies, I had the fortune of studying abroad in Rome, Italy for a semester and I traveled throughout Europe on the weekends. I have experience with individuals throughout the lifespan from summer camps and an afterschool program to nursing home visits and pharmacy experience. I have an amazing wife and a beautiful baby girl. In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball, spending time outside, and meeting with friends. I am primarily interested in Adlerian or Individual Psychology, Expressive Arts, and Spiritual and Religious Issues.  In the future, I hope to do psychoeducational retreats and to have a private practice that focuses on the family. Currently, I am accepting clients for individual, couple, and family counseling as well as play therapy. I look forward to seeing you at the Talley Family Counseling Center!

Chelsee HaberChelsee Haber

Counseling Intern

Hi! My name is Chelsee Haber and I am currently a student at Western Kentucky University in the Clinical Mental Health Master's program. I was born and raised in Massachusetts and moved to Bowling Green in 2010 for my undergraduate program. I graduated in December 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from WKU and I began my graduate career in the fall of 2014. I enjoy spending time with loved ones, horseback riding, taking my two dogs, Louie and Migo, to the dog park, and eating out at local restaurants. I greatly enjoy working with children, but also have a passion for working with adolescents and adults as well. I one day hope to specialize in working with children with ADHD and potentially counseling children and adolescents of military families. I am currently accepting clients for individual and couples counseling, in addition to play therapy and sandtray therapy.

Caleb HarperCaleb Harper

Counseling Intern

Hello! I’m Caleb Harper and I am a graduate student at Western Kentucky University in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s program. I was born in Carbondale, Illinois and moved to Kentucky when I was 10 years old (my parent’s originate from Kentucky and UK basketball is a huge part of our family entertainment). I started WKU in the fall of 2007 and graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and began graduate school in the fall of 2013. In the time between school, I worked as a case manager for a counseling facility in Bowling Green, a Caregiver for Home Instead Senior Care, a substitute teacher for middle and high school students, and I have also worked for several years at the Kelly Autism Program here at Western Kentucky University and have loved everything about it! I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my amazing nephew who turns 3 this summer! Spending time out on the lake, taking ATV rides on the trails in the woods back at my family’s house is something I absolutely look forward to during the warmer months! Traveling to other countries and cities is something else I enjoy, as I am a history buff and love learning about new cultures. I greatly enjoy working with adolescents, teens, and adults. I plan on specializing in working with adolescents/teens and adults dealing with grief, depression, anxiety and dissociative disorders as well as developing better understanding of skills in Adlerian Psychology and Psychoanalytic theory. I am currently accepting clients for individual counseling, couples counseling, group sessions as well as both sandtray and play therapy.

Dr. Imelda Bratton

Dr. Imelda Bratton

Director / Supervisor

¡Hola! My name is Imelda N. Bratton. I am a Co-Director for Talley Family Counseling Center. I am also the School Counseling Program and Clinical Coordinator in the Counseling and Student Affairs Department. This is my second year as Co-Director and supervising interns at TFCC. This is my 23rd year as an educator and counselor. I began my career as a bilingual Pre-K teacher in Texas. I later became a school counselor working with English and Spanish speaking populations in Texas. I have been a play therapist since the early 90's where I used it in inner city and rural public schools. Eventually I earned my Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Idaho State University in 2008. Over the past 10 years I have enjoyed teaching and supervising counseling students in play therapy, individual, group, family and couple counseling. I have received specialized training in Play Therapy, Supervision, and the Gottman Couples approach. I directly supervise students working with play therapy clients and parent consultations. My interests are in: Play Therapy, Sandtray, Expressive Arts, Parent Consultation, School Counseling, Clinical Supervision and Multicultural Issues. I am originally from Texas, but have become a Kentuckian as I fell in love with the area. I have a wonderful husband, three delightfully active kids (age range from 3 – 20) and two hilarious cats. In my free time I enjoy playing with toys, cooking, antiquing, remodeling, riding the tractor, driving my 65 Ford truck, and shopping. - Imelda N. Bratton, Ph.D, Professional School Counselor, LPCC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, NCC

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