The Perinatal Project
Kelsey Rea, PA-C

Kelsey Rea, PA-C

Kelsey Rea, PA-C

Loudoun and Arlington Offices

Physician Assistant

Kelsey Rea is an NCCPA board-certified physician assistant. She received her B.S. in Kinesiology and her B.S. in Nutrition from Miami University of Ohio in 2016. She then went on to complete her Master of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio in 2018. Kelsey has been with Columbia Associates since January of 2019. She has gained valuable experience working with a range of concerns including anxiety, depression and mood disorders. Prior to joining our team, she worked in both an outpatient and inpatient behavioral medicine setting seeing patients with mood disorders, bipolar spectrum disorders, substance abuse, and schizophrenia. She also has experience working as a nursing assistant in a nursing home facility in the Alzheimer’s disease and dementia unit. Kelsey is very passionate about the field and is dedicated to helping patients manage and overcome their mental health issues in a holistic way.

Kelsey is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Kelsey is certified in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.

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Our Services

We offer services for perimenstrual, perinatal, and perimenopausal stages of a woman’s life

Treatment begins with an initial evaluation by one of our experienced providers. Recommendations may include therapy or medication evaluation and management.

What is therapy?

Therapeutic treatment begins with an initial evaluation and recommendations, which often combine psychotherapy and medication for complete care, as well as specific exercise and relaxation techniques. Psychotherapy may include individual, group, or play therapy along with family involvement to enhance understanding and improve relationships.
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What is medication management?

Medication management is a method of engaging with patients and caregivers to create a complete, accurate medication list, which is the foundation for addressing medication problems. It aims to ensure the health of individuals and manage their health care costs. Medication management can also result in less money being spent on emergency room visits and hospital stays, as well as reduced illnesses and deaths due to medication noncompliance or negative drug interactions.


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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

You are not alone. Up to 20% of new mothers suffer from perinatal mood and/or anxiety disorders.“Normal Baby Blues” will subside within 1-2 weeks. This affects 80% of new mothers. Many women cry easily or feel stressed following the birth of a baby. However, some women experience a more intense sadness that doesn’t go away. If this lasts for more than a couple of weeks, you may have postpartum depression.
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What is TMS?

TMS or transcranial magnetic stimulation is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain and improve symptoms of depression. TMS is typically used when other depression treatments fail. TMS treatment often involves delivering repetitive magnetic pulses, known as repetitive TMS or rTMS.


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What is telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry is the application of telemedicine to the field of psychiatry. It is the delivery of psychiatric assessment and care using telecommunications technology, such as videoconferencing to provide health care from a distance.
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Our focus is on helping patients maximize their strengths to lessen the impact of stress in their lives. At The perinatal project, We Emphasize Results.

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