Hello, my name is Kelley Machado, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Connecticut. You may wonder what does Licensed Clinical Social Worker mean, what does that allow me to do? As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I have the unique opportunity to help people work through various points in their lives. In the years I have been a social worker I have worked with various populations of people from many socioeconomic, cultural, and racial backgrounds as well as people with various presenting concerns. I began my career working in the mental health system, then the criminal justice system, then onto medical social work including various medical issues as well as aging and end of life concerns.
I believe people can experience difficulties with coping whenever faced with a transition in life. These changes can include monumental transitions that are both good or bad, like a new job, new family members, loss, separations, disappointments, traumatic events, etc. These types of experiences can cause psychosocial distress which can have far reaching impacts on many aspects of our lives. I work with my clients who include children, adults, couples, and families to find healthy coping methods in order to gain a healthier perception of themselves which can help to strengthen their relationships with themselves and others so they can find themselves as comfortable, secure, and whole.
I take time to get to know each of my clients on an individual basis so that I can tailor approaches to care because I have learned that not one approach impacts and helps all clients. I have been trained and adapted many approaches to provide therapeutic support including cognitive behavioral, attachment theory, developmental theory, trauma theory, and dialectical behavioral theory.
Change is not easy and embarking on change takes a tremendous amount of courage and actions. I congratulate you on your wish, strength, and wisdom for seeking help and taking this first step towards making a change in your life. If you are prepared to move beyond wishes and intentions to action and fulfillment- I am here to empower and support you to achieve your goals. I would love to help you reach your goals, whatever that may be in life so you can move forward.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
LCSW #005332 (Expires: 2019-01-31)
She's a tough cookie but that's what I need - I can be stubborn and resistant! She pushes me just enough to help me make progress towards my goals?
Kelley is like no professional I’ve ever worked with before. She asks questions and points out behaviour that I have never and would never recognise myself. Kelley understands and dives to the root cause to work our way back through. I’m relatively new to working with Kelley, but she has helped me more in the few sessions we’ve had compared to other professionals I’ve wirked with for months. I didn’t even recognise that other professionals were not as effective for me until I started working with Kelley. I’m really glad I joined, and I’m thankful for Kelley’s strengths.
Thank you Kelley for helping me through one of the toughest moments in my life
Kelley has transformed my life for the better by giving me the tools to understand myself and to work towards my goals. She is really wise and I appreciate her very much.
Kelly is great to deal with. She’s very compassionate and understanding. She listens to what you have to say and knows just how to help.
I would recommend anyone I know to deal with Kelly... she’s made a significant difference in helping deal with my depression.
A kind & perceptive counsellor.
Kelley is very insightful. Highly recommend
She’s the best and really understands.
Kelley has been a pillar of strength to me these last few months. Her kindness and understanding to my problems have been amazing! I really appreciate Kelley's time. Thanks mate!
I have seen many therapist for treatment of depression and anxiety, however decided to use BetterHelp as I needed more ongoing support. Kelly has been a great match for me, and really helped me make lasting change, develop compassion and love for myself in a safe environment where I never get judged once. Would recommend her :)
Kelley is very attentive and makes me feel comfortable.
Kelley has been extremely helpful. As a person who struggles with complex PTSD it was important I found someone who was knowledgeable about that. I have gone through many therapists and counselors in my past and I would have to say Kelley has been in my top 2. I have already recommended BetterHelp to friends and family.
Very thankful I have signed up at BetterHelp and was matched with Kelley. She is very responsive, supportive and has definitely helped me. I enjoy being able to speak with her.
Kelley has been so supportive. It calms my mind to know that she is there and I can write to her anytime to off-load my worries and emotions. She is very responsive and I feel that she manages to sive through my rantings to find the important points. I'm very grateful for her help.