About me

Welcome to Better Help. I hope together we can work to improve your life!

My name is Caryn Kelley. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with many years of experience in different settings. I have a Masters of Social Work from Arizona State University and have been certified as a LCSW since 1988. In my practice I have seen clients struggling with self-esteem issues, family conflict, depression, anxiety, bipolar, addiction and multiple medical issues. My approach utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, Client Centered, Empathetic Listening, Motivational Interviewing and Supportive allow my client's the space to explore life issues, gain much needed clarity and foster confidence to make changes. Our time together will be a safe place to vent, allow yourself to experience true emotions and gain insight and ability to trust your own thoughts, decisions and plans.

My counseling style will include time to get to know you, hear about your strengths and struggles, things that make you happy and areas that upset you. Then with a warm, caring style, we will further explore your challenges and concerns, perhaps offering a new viewpoint or path for you to follow to make changes. Sometimes having a kind, supportive person in your corner will be enough, other times some motivational conversation will be the flash point for change. I believe you have the inner strength in you, and with a positive, therapeutic relationship, can feel better.

I am looking forward to working with you to support you in taking the first steps toward a happier, more fulfilling life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 10

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IL LCSW 149003207


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Caryn Kelley. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Dec 31, 2022 after therapy with Caryn for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Caryn has been extremely helpful over the past month. She asked the right questions, prompted me to talk which I struggle with and overall made me feel very comfortable.

Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Caryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and anger management

Caryn is kind and understanding, yet wise and will offer different or alternative and helpful perspectives.

Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Caryn for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Caryn is so absolutely caring. She really listens and ponders and is thoughtful about your story!

Written on Sep 18, 2022 after therapy with Caryn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Good person

Written on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Caryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with

It's only been one session but she seems easy going and cool didn't get the homework promised and no instructions she mostly just listened to me rabble

Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Caryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Caryn is easy to talk to and is always engaged in the conversation.

Written on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Caryn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Caryn is such an amazing person, she helped me through out everything for the past months, I wouldn't have asked for a better person than her. She helped me with my relationship and having self confidence. Thanks to her I have more confidence and have a good relationship with everyone else. She will go out of her to help you with messaging and everything else. Thank you Caryn you are the best.

Written on Apr 23, 2022 after therapy with Caryn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Caryn helped me so much these past few months. She is a wonderful listener and worked with me to reach my goals when it comes to my mental health. She gave me the tools to move forward and prioritize what is most important to me! She’s such a wonderful therapist.

Written on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Caryn for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Caryn continues to be a thoughtful counselor and a considred professional. In working with her for months, she has helped me sound out my concerns and receive support that I need. I highly recommend working with her.

Written on Jan 29, 2022 after therapy with Caryn for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

I’ve been working with Caryn for 5 weeks now and am very happy with her. She is a great listener and has been helping me through my divorce. Absolutely will recommend her to anyone!

Written on Jan 07, 2022 after therapy with Caryn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Caryn is an awesome woman who really tries to understand you and what you’re going through. I like that she doesn’t always just agree and will remember to bring up previous topics. I think it’s really what I needed in this stage of my life and I consider her a great support.

Written on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Caryn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Caryn is extremely considerate and empathetic. I know i can say whatever is on my mind and she will give a useful and caring response

Written on May 03, 2021 after therapy with Caryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Caryn is great to work with. She understands my issues, gives me great advice and is kind and supportive!

Written on Dec 13, 2020 after therapy with Caryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Caryn was great and extremely caring and helpful. Would highly recommend Caryn for counseling.

Written on Nov 22, 2020 after therapy with Caryn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

I saw Caryn for few short weeks for counseling, and I was happy to say she was very responsive, warm, and compassionate towards my issues I was dealing with in my family and my mental health. Caryn was understanding and was very encouraging and uplifting when I discussed difficulties in areas of my life. My overall depressed mood improved the last few weeks, which gave me the confidence to be more positive and uplifting in my own life.

Written on Oct 19, 2020 after therapy with Caryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Caryn is a great listener and asks questions to help understand the situation. She is careful not to offer suggestions until she fully understands what’s going on first. Caryn personalizes the conversation to help find positive connections between Client and Counselor.

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