Kelley Machado

(LCSW)

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship, Family, Intimacy-related, Parenting, Self esteem, Bipolar


Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #005332 (Expires: 2019-01-31)


Reviews

Written by B.R. on Jun 13, 2018 after counseling with Kelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

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.

Written by A.N. on Jun 05, 2018 after counseling with Kelley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

A kind & perceptive counsellor.

Written by K.A. on May 30, 2018 after counseling with Kelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family, and trauma and abuse

Kelley is very insightful. Highly recommend

Written by F.E. on May 20, 2018 after counseling with Kelley for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

She’s the best and really understands.

Written by K.A. on May 13, 2018 after counseling with Kelley for 4 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and self esteem

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!

Written by C.A. on Apr 22, 2018 after counseling with Kelley for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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 :)

Written by K.I. on Apr 06, 2018 after counseling with Kelley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and grief

Kelley is very attentive and makes me feel comfortable.

Written by A.S. on Mar 09, 2018 after counseling with Kelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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.

Written by A.N. on Dec 08, 2017 after counseling with Kelley for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

Kelley is really amazing to talk to. She is kind, patient and really dedicated to her clients. I think she really made a big difference in my life and I feel really lucky to have worked with her.

Written by J.E. on Dec 05, 2017 after counseling with Kelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

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.

Written by C.A. on Oct 14, 2017 after counseling with Kelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

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.