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Dr. Kathleen Kellum, LCMHC

Stress, Anxiety Grief Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

It takes internal strength to entrust your interior life to another person, so I view counseling as a privilege. I enter into the relationship listening deeply for the concerns clients bring to our time together. I will work with you to set goals for our time together understanding you already have some strengths and skills to help yourself. I work with a broad range of clients (individual, couples, and families) from age 5 to 85. Common concerns I see are grief and loss, depression, anxiety, stress, and premarital/marital/couples/family concerns . I have also been trained in the assessment of learning disabilities, and a portion of my practice dealt with helping adults, youth, and children in navigating work and educational issues.

I acknowledge our emotional and mental well-being connects with our physical, spiritual, family, community, and vocational/educational life; therefore, I look at the whole person. I integrate a variety of approaches to counseling depending on the concerns you bring to the counseling process. Common approaches are client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, mindfulness, and acceptance-commitment therapies.

I look forward to working with you as you entrust me with the sanctuary of your soul.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Kathleen Kellum. 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.

Dr. Kellum is very professional and also very relatable and easy to talk to. I appreciate her suggestions and her manner. I would highly suggest her as a therapist.

Written on Mar 12, 2023 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Dr. Kellum is an amazing therapist! She identified what I was struggling with right away and gave me some good advice on how to deal with it. Would recommend 100%

Written on Mar 09, 2023 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Prior to meeting with Dr. Kellum, I had been with the same therapist for over 15 years. We ended our relationship as I entered a very stable period of my life, but about 5 years later, I really felt like it was time to look for a therapist again.

I was extremely nervous about finding a new therapist. I had been to a number of therapists previously, some good, some not so good. It frustrates me to no end when the advice I get about finding a therapist is, "Choose one from this alphabetical list of therapists within your vicinity. They might be horrendous. Sleep tight."

I finally decided to bight the bullet and try out a new therapist, and Dr. Kellum has been absolutely phenomenal. I feel like she truly listens to what I am saying. She helps me look at the situations in my life from a third-party perspective. She has really helped me to stop and think about the issues in my life that are haunting me, and then she helps me develop a way of moving forward in a positive direction.

I consider myself very lucky to have found Dr. Kellum, and I am so grateful for her help. Finding a therapist that works for you is hard. No one therapist is going to be right or perfect for every single person. However, what I can tell you is that Dr. Kellum is intelligent, compassionate, kind, considerate, and respectful in every way. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Written on Dec 22, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Dr. Kellum is a wonderful therapist. She is a great listener and is really good at identifying the underlying issues behind my problems.

Written on Jun 07, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I enjoy talking to her; it feels like a conversation. I think he patient, receptive style is allowing for my issues to come out naturally. In the past, therapy has often felt forced, or self-directed, as if I was deciding what I needed help with. I appreciate how Dr. Kellum listens and provides insight. It allows her to see where I struggle, and where I may need help, even if I am not seeing it myself.

Written on Mar 08, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Kathleen is wonderful! Empathetic and active listener!

Written on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue