MEET KELSEY + ARIANE

Dr. Kelsey M. Latimer, PhD, LP

Dr. Kelsey M. Latimer, PhD, LP is a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas. Dr. Latimer earned her doctorate and masters of science degree from the University of North Texas, with a focus area in child/adolescent development and neuropsychology.  Her bachelor’s degree is from the University of Rhode Island, where she double majored in psychology and anthropology, earning the university’s annual president award and excellence award in both disciplines.  At this time, Dr. Latimer is Lead Psychologist of an Eating Disorder Treatment Center and Assistant Professor at a Medical School, and an adjunct professor at Kaplan University and a board member on several important organizations, including the Elisa Project (focused on promoting positive body image and healthy self-esteem of young girls and women) and the Texas Psychological Foundation (focused on developing young professionals in the field of psychology).

In her clinical work, Dr. Latimer works primarily with children, teens and young college-age adults, as well as their families.  Her work is largely focused on helping young people to develop healthy self and body-esteem, while also assisting parents in reinforcing these skills in the home setting. Dr. Latimer believes in using a strengths-based approach to empower young people to fully achieve their potential. She also believes in educating young people on important topics related to healthy self-image, including promoting positive body-image, development of healthy relationships, understanding micro-aggression and bullying, and identity and values development.  Dr. Latimer also has significant experience in organizational program development and training future professionals in the field.  Finally, she has conducted over 20 professional presentations at national conferences concentrating in the area of eating disorders, dating violence, social anxiety and STD awareness, in addition to numerous other locally invited presentations.

Dr. Latimer she resides in the DFW area with her wonderful, supportive husband and two amazing cats.   When she is not working, she enjoys time relaxing with her husband and pets, decorating her home, writing, and taking a nice walk in the park! 

Dr. Ariane Smith Machín, Ph.D

Dr. Ariane Smith Machín, Ph.D. is a Clinical and Sport Psychology, Life & Business Mentor for Female Entrepreneurs, and Professor of Psychology. She earned her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas and master’s degree in Kinesiology with a specialization in Sport Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Her bachelor’s degree is from Franklin & Marshall College, where she competed on the women’s cross country team and first became interested in the field of exercise and sport psychology. At this time, she teaches graduate and undergraduate students at Capella and Kaplan Universities, and mentors female entrepreneurs in building their conscious businesses in her 1:1coaching and year-long programs. She is also a member of the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry, is a Peer Reviewer for the Journal of Academic Psychiatry, and serves as the Chair of the Public Interest Committee for the Division 47 (Sport and Exercise Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.

In her clinical work, Dr. Machín works extensively with the athlete population, including college athletes, elite club level teams, elite club level parents, college coaches, and athletic departments. She often works with athletes on performance enhancement skills training, and provides education and coaching/parenting strategies to parents, coaches, and athletic departments. Dr. Machín is passionate about helping individuals (athletes, ‘weekend warriors’, or casual exercisers) reach their goals and gain a sense of empowerment both in and out of sport!

In addition, Dr. Machín also works with individuals experiencing body image and disordered eating patterns. She has given presentations at national conferences and published numerous articles on her work with body image and eating disorder interventions within the female population, and is eager to assist others with their weight management goals or challenges moving toward a positive direction of self-empowerment, mindfulness, and growth.

Dr. Machin can be found in numerous publications, including The Huffington Post, Family Circle Magazine, Women’s Health, Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, Shape Magazine, Refinery 29, Greatist.com, and MindSpace. She has also been featured in The Naughty Diet (2017).

Dr. Machín resides in Raleigh, NC with her husband, three young children, and dog ‘Peanut’. When she is not teaching, writing, cooking, cleaning, talking, hanging with her husband, exercising, or running after her kids, she is enjoying a 5-minute cup of coffee in peace!

 
 

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