Kelsey Borner, Ph.D., is a pediatric pain psychologist. She completed her graduate training in clinical child psychology at The University of Kansas Clinical Child Psychology Program, with internship training in behavioral medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and fellowship training in Behavioral Pain Medicine at Children's National Hospital.
She is specializes in working with youth with various chronic pain conditions, functional symptom disorders (including functional neurological symptoms and psychogenic non-epileptic spells) and other nervous system disorders (including Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome; POTS). Her goal when working with patients is to improve their quality of life and overall functioning, and she utilizes evidence-based pain management strategies incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and biofeedback.
Her academic interests include supervision of medical and psychology residents and fellows, and conducting clinically relevant research, particularly investigating the role of health behaviors in chronic pain management. Dr. Borner is the primary supervisor for the Chronic Pain rotation of the clinical psychology internship program at Children's National.