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Karen Kelly , LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

I am licensed in Alaska and Idaho with over 10 years of professional clinical experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, coping with addictions, & trauma and abuse.
I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Expats, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

AK LCSW 109450



These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Karen Kelly . 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.

Karen Kelly is a kind educated woman, she takes the time to listen to me and assist me threw my struggles. BetterHelp has helped me receive assistance for my mental health while not overwhelming my busy mom schedule.

Written on Feb 06, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting issues

I found Karen Kelly while reaching out to Betterhelp for support to help get through the process of separation from my spouse. Karen has been great in terms of listening and providing a helpful perspective on my situation. She also had some great practical advice and insights that I found useful. I highly recommend Karen for her thoughtful and professional care as a therapist.

Written on Jul 09, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Karen is experienced, mature and very good at her craft. She easily creates a warm, safe environment and allows conversation to evolve at a comfortable pace. She is supportive and non-judgemental.

Written on May 21, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

We've only just started, but she shoots straight and doesn't side step around topics. If you need someone direct, she is the therapist for you

Written on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

Great listener, has an array of mental exercises that are tailored to one’s needs. If I could see her in person I would definitely go. Overall had great sessions with her.

Written on Apr 23, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and anger management

Talking with a stranger right off the bat has always been my struggle, I usually never do. But finding Karen on BetterHelp has been the best thing to help me through a very tough turning point in my life- and being so comfortable doing so. I am very grateful.

Written on Apr 17, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd