Dr. Kelly Breen Boyce - Gordon Conwell
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Dr. Kelly Breen Boyce

Adjunct Professor of Counseling

Email: [email protected]
First Year at Gordon-Conwell:
Expertise: Mood and personality disorders, developmental trauma, and complex relationships

Dr. Kelly Breen Boyce is a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor. She has degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Rosemead School of Psychology. She is currently a candidate in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas. She has held various roles at Gordon-Conwell over the years, including Assistant Professor of Counseling and Director of Graduate Programs in Counseling at the Charlotte campus.

As the co-founder of the psychological practice Central Psych Charlotte, she provides relationally based, insight-oriented psychotherapy for adults and couples. Some of her clinical interests include men’s issues, complex relationships, and the intersection of spirituality and psychology.

In addition to psychological material, she enjoys reading about and practicing Christian contemplative spiritual disciplines. She lives with her family in Charlotte, NC.


  • BA (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • MA (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
  • MA (Rosemead School of Psychology)
  • PsyD (Rosemead School of Psychology)

Select List of Publications and Articles

  • Kelly Breen Boyce and Nanci Fisher Erkert. “Spiritual and Relational Formation: How Contemplative Prayer and Psychodynamic Therapy Enhance Loving God and Others.” Chapter in textbook: The Holy Spirit and Christian Formation, Diane Chandler, ed. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
  • “Perspectives From the Field: Silence Between Sessions”. Carolina Counselor: The Official Newsletter of the North Carolina Counseling Association. October 2015.
  • Christian Meditation and the Emotionally Healthy Counselor. Presented at the North Carolina Counseling Association, Annual Meeting. Greensboro, NC. February, 2014.
  • Manuscript Review of Psychopathology: History, Diagnosis, and Empirical Foundations 2nd ed. by W. Edward Craighead, David J. Miklowitz and Linda W. Craighead. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons.
  • Matthew Alexander, Kelly Breen Boyce, Leslie Pitt, and Kevin Krause. “Personality Typing, Anyone? The Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator.” In Cinemaeduation: Using Film and Other Visual Media in Graduate and Medical Education (Vol 2), Matthew Alexander, Patricia Lenahan, and Anna Pavlov, eds. London: Radcliff Publishing, 2012.
  • Boyce, K. “Celebrating the Sabbath Together.” Carolina Christian News. Volume 1. 2010.
  • Boyce K. “The Psychological Effects of Unemployment”Interview on The David Chadwick Show. 2009. (weekly radio program on faith and values)
  • Bradley, S. & Boyce, K. “When Depression Hits Home: How Pastors Can Help Themselves.” Contact: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Summer 2008. Vol 37, No 1.  

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