Frankie McKelvin

(MA, LPC)
Therapist Frankie McKelvin Photo

About Me

Hello, my name is Frankie McKelvin. I am licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) from SC Board for Labor Licensing Regulations (SCLLR), License #7124. I am a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). My clients vary from different cultural and diverse backgrounds. The clients with whom I work are psychologically and emotionally healthy and are seeking counseling for challenges arising from difficult life events. Some clients are facing more difficulties than others. However, I do not take on clients whom I cannot help using the techniques and knowledge I have available to me, or in areas that I am not trained in. I work with all individuals in life stages from adolescence through late senior years, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. Also, I do consider my specialty to be working with family and couples, LGBTQ populations, and their individual and family issues.

In order for a client to be successful, the counseling experience includes active involvement in the process, as well as my own. Collaboratively, we will work to resolve your concerns and, hopefully, to improve the quality of your emotional life. You will be asked to apply yourself during and between sessions on a weekly basis. There may be homework assignments, including journaling, thinking about certain topics related to your situation, or completing other appropriate projects. All of these tasks are geared towards helping you to achieve the goals that we have identified for you in counseling.

I take an educational approach to helping clients with their concerns and my counseling is based on these philosophies: Adlerian Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #7124 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

Written by B.R. on Nov 25, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I have been working with frankie for a few weeks now and she’s been a star, she challenges my thoughts, really listens to things I say and feel like she genuinely cares and enjoys helping people. Very calming aura about her and from my first session she made me feel at ease

Written by C.R. on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

So far, I've only had one session with Frankie. I enjoyed getting to know her. I wasn't quite sure where to start. She asked several relevant questions to get the ball rolling. She 'listened' and responded well. She's easy to open up to. I look forward to chatting with her again!

Written by M.I. on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and sleeping disorders

Frankie is honestly the best therapist I have ever had. She’s understanding and actually listens to me and actually cares about my well-being. I’ve never been more comfortable with therapy.

Written by R.O. on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Frankie is very kind, supportive and helpful. I look forward to our meetings each week and am grateful to be working with her.

Written by S.A. on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is everything I could have asked for in a therapist. Kind, empathic, supportive and an amazing listener. She made me feel heard and let me know I was not alone. Turns out I really needed to hear that. Thank you Dr. Frankie. For everything.

Written by G.U. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Frankie is really wonderful, she listens very well and offers good advice/options. I enjoy speaking with her.

Written by B.E. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 1 month

Frankie brings an ease to the therapy space. She has an inviting and welcoming presence which is so important when unpacking tough things of life.

Written by S.A. on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Frankie has been a wonderful, supportive therapist, and I'm so glad to have been paired with her. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone. You will be heard, you will be valued, and you will be treated with respect (with plenty of encouraging smiles along the way). Thank you, Frankie, for being great!

Written by A.Q. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Although I’ve only met with Frankie twice since discovering Better Help, her time and support with acknowledging my personal concerns and strategizing to improve my mental health has been invaluable. I’m a high-achiever by nature and thus I’m at risk for becoming overwhelmed and stressed because I tend not to set definitive boundaries. Speaking with Frankie has brought insight to this and has helped me to feel centered with meaningful and practical ways to honor myself while I’m working on outer goals. My sessions with Frankie help me to feel grounded and to know that I have continuous mental support as I work towards my achieving my goals. She’s more than a therapist, Frankie’s a guide on my side.
Thank you Frankie, blessings!
-aquarint

Written by E.R. on Sep 24, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Frankie really listens and creates a safe environment to be very open and engages directly with issues she sees. She is trustworthy and very attentive to details and needs. I would recommend her absolutely.

Written by D.E. on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 2 months

Frankie, is the utmost professional, kind, and patient counselor. She understands that relationship building is the vehicle to trust and healing. So grateful for her.

Written by L.O. on Sep 15, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties

Frankie is very caring and offers good advice! She is very easy to talk to, and feels very easy to confide in.

Written by P.A. on Aug 26, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Frankie is a fantastic therapist. She is always calm and inviting, asks insightful questions that don't push but open up doors for meaningful conversation and she offers great tools. I really appreciate her ability to tease out the buried lede. Frankie's laugh is also really beautiful and it means a lot to me that we can share laughter. Thank you Frankie and BetterHelp!

Written by T.A. on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Lovely to talk to and made my first experience with therapy feel so comfortable and open. Highly skilled with dealing with sensitive cultural issues.

Written by G.L. on Aug 01, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Frankie is an excellent listener and she brings a warm friendly charm to counseling. She makes me think, reflect, and her questioning methods have me really digging deep into my personal mental health. I feel like my sessions with her have been instrumental in my overall well-being and growth.

Written by S.I. on Jul 22, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Frankie has changed how I feel about the idea of therapy. I came into this skeptical but I feel as though so much progress has been made that would have taken me months alone. Frankie is excellent and I highly recommend her.

Written by A.A. on Jul 08, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is kind and supportive. She was always available when I needed help and made me feel heard. It has been a delight to work with her. Thank you for all the assistance Frankie.

Written by A.L. on Jun 03, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Having Frankie as my counselor is an absolute pleasure. She is attentive and relatable. She listens to my concerns and helps me work through any issues I am currently struggling with.

Written by J.O. on May 27, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Frankie helps me talk out all of my issues and come to conclusion on my own. This is very helpful way for me to cope, as it helps me come to the end point on my own and helps me deal with the day to day when we are not in session. Frankie listens and is always very helpful!
She is never judge mental and always responds with helpful and affirmative actions.

Frankie is amazing and I would recommend her to anyone seeking help in any form.

Written by L.E. on May 25, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Frankie is a pleasure to work with. She makes you feel comfortable, accepted, and at ease. 10/10; grateful for my time with her !

Written by K.O. on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Frankie is great. She listens to what I say, and gives great feedback. Doesn’t come on too strong, and definitely builds rapport before trying Aly other therapy.

Written by B.E. on May 01, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I’m not good at writing reviews but I just wanted to say that you. Frankie is very kind and understanding. I appreciate her.

Written by P.E. on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Working with Frankie has been a delight. She's lovely to talk to and is always there to listen and help support you with anything you need. Highly recommended!

Written by C.A. on Apr 17, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

She is amazing, she challenges my mind and push me to the limits to grow and meet my goals.

Written by T.I. on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Frankie has been a lot of help for me and I look forward to our continued work together.

Written by S.H. on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Frankie is professional and approachable. She's helping me understand a lot about myself, talking with her is unravelling my personality and my thoughts are clearer. She makes me feel safe and listened to, I'm feeling free to speak my mind without being judged. I highly recommend her patience and expertise.

Written by M.E. on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy with Frankie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Frankie was a joy to have as a counsellor! She is warm and makes you feel at ease. It was easy to go through all I wanted to discuss with Frankie and any questions I had were answered.