Brian Kjelvik

(LPC-MHSP)
Therapist Brian  Kjelvik  Photo

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider licensed in Tennessee with over 6 years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, solution-focused brief therapy and mindfulness. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

My current normal hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 6:30 am-3:00 pm. I may add more time depending on the week so always check my availability. Messages received I will do my best to reply to within a 24-hour time frame even on the weekend if possible.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Grief , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC0000004108 (Expires: 2022-04-30)


Reviews

Written by I.S. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I got lucky with, Brian. His approach is very relatable, like a friend giving you advice. With the benefit of an outside perspective looking in. He can shoot your straight with hard truths for real growth and inter scope. Which is what I need.

Written by K.A. on Sep 11, 2021 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Brian is a great listener, and I feel better after every session. Choosing betterhelp has been a great decision, and I wish everyone could have someone like Brian helping them through life's trials.

Written by E.L. on Sep 07, 2021 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Brian has been wonderful and very helpful. I’m so grateful I reached out for help and was matched with him. He listens and understands and has provided much needed support.

Written by A.N. on Aug 02, 2021 after counseling with Brian for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

I think everyone could benefit from counseling. It provides a way to understand yourself better, improve your relationships and provide a growth and an overall way to better your life. It's made such a tremendous difference for me. It's hard to put it into words, but I can't imagine going through the things in my recent life without this support. I was nervous to start and wasn't sure what to think, but I'm so thankful I gave it a try. I would encourage anyone hesitating, to give it a try.

Written by M.E. on Oct 18, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

An amazing, caring, thoughtful, and attentive man.

Written by H.E. on May 28, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem

Brian has really taken the time to know and better understand me. I feel like he really helps me get to the root of my feelings and often offers insightful and helpful feedback. I truly appreciate him and all he has done for me. He’s helped tremendously.

Written by J.A. on Apr 13, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Brian truly changed the direction of my life. He listened and spoke to me in my language. And I listened. He's awesome

Written by S.T. on Mar 25, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Brian is simply the best. He knows how to talk to you and help with anything you may have.

Written by N.I. on Mar 24, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Brian is warm and communicative and has been supportive throughout our work together. I look forward to our continued work together!

Written by K.R. on Mar 12, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting issues

He’s listens to me and responds quickly

Written by J.E. on Jan 28, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Brian is thoughtful, respectful and non-judgmental. I always feel safe to share my thoughts and appreciate his perspective on a wide range of topics. A great listener!!

Written by N.I. on Jan 10, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Brian is kind, respectful, validating and always helpful. I actually enjoy having a mans perspective on things.

Written by P.A. on Dec 01, 2019 after counseling with Brian for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Brian has been a true asset to better help. He helped me in the past when I was on my way to being suicidal and he helped me before I got to that point. He is a very easy person to talk to and very knowledgeable at helping others find answers to their issues.

Written by C.A. on Nov 25, 2019 after counseling with Brian for 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Brian is super helpful and is a really effective client-centered therapist.

Written by M.A. on Nov 07, 2019 after counseling with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

I am enjoying having Brian as my counselor very much. He listens and does not judge. He gives good advice and checks back on the old topics we have talked about. He has been helping me a lot.

Written by A.M. on Nov 07, 2019 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks

Brian has been amazing. He responds quickly, lets me speak freely and offers advice/guides me to figure out what I’m feeling.

Written by R.O. on Oct 11, 2019 after counseling with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Brian is really good at his job. He sets expectations and follows through. There were many times I knew I was getting lost in my head or my emotions, and he would not only bring me back to the present, but he would remind me to be kind to myself by pointing out the good things he saw. Thank you for being there.

Written by C.O. on Aug 30, 2019 after counseling with Brian for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

Brian has helped me through so many problems. He's very kind and never makes me feel like he's telling me how to do things. His advice has always been easily applied to my life and I am forever grateful for what he has showed me.

Written by W.I. on Jul 25, 2019 after counseling with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Brian is very kind and understanding. He helped me understand the things within my self esteem that I needed. I Strongly recommend him for a counselor!

Written by M.I. on Jun 02, 2019 after counseling with Brian for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

I am grateful for Brian’s time and attention to my issues. It’s very clear that he is listening to me and has offered many successful ways for me to cope with my situation, heal, and start to move past the issue I’ve been dealing with. I would highly recommend him.

Written by M.E. on May 31, 2019 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Brian is a great listener with a lot of insight and support. He has helped me think through a lot of things and learn how to address situations differently.

Written by L.I. on May 20, 2019 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Excellent at listening and giving actionable advice.

Written by M.A. on May 17, 2019 after counseling with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Glad to have found him!

Written by J.E. on May 17, 2019 after counseling with Brian for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

I feel extremely lucky to have Brian as my counselor. He always responds to my messages in a timely manner, and his responses are always thoughtful and clearly tailored to my specific concerns. He is really helping me work through some challenges, and I am thankful for his guidance.

Written by R.A. on Mar 28, 2019 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I shall always be indebted to Brian. He is filled with kindness and positivity. His words, his guidance lift my spirit and assure me that I will heal and move forward. I am grateful for his patience, and appreciate his approach and skill building techniques. Thank you, Brian, for believing I can do this.

Written by M.E. on Jan 17, 2019 after counseling with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Brian is awesome! He has helped me get through some of the toughest times of my life. He genuinely cares. I was very fortunate to have been matched with him and I highly recommend him to anyone who might be going through a difficult time.

Written by M.I. on Dec 08, 2018 after counseling with Brian for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues

Brian is a knight in shining armor. He is willing to be there any time and however often you need him. He is such a pleasure to work with. He is helping my husband and I to save our marriage. He is so knowledgeable and good at what he does! He is warm, friendly, and just an amazing man and therapist! I highly recommend Brian!!!!!

Written by L.I. on Aug 30, 2018 after counseling with Brian for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Brian gave me some great insight into a difficult time in my life and helped me find ways to make a positive change.

Written by R.A. on Aug 18, 2018 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and grief

Really helped me through a tough time

Written by L.E. on Aug 17, 2018 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

Brian took his time to get familiar with my issues and acts accordingly. He also always seems to be avaible to and responds fast to any kind of message. I would fully recommend him to friends and family without a doubt.