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.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
ME LCSW LC19977
CT LCSW 005332
Kelley is an amazing therapist. She is very laid back and down to earth and connects really well with people. I greatly value her feedback and guidance.
Written on Oct 17, 2023 after therapy with Kelley for 3 years and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Kelley helped me through a very difficult time in my life. Not only did she provide needed support in the immediate situation I came to her with, but she helped me dig into understanding the reasons why I got there once the acute crisis was over. She is supportive but not just for the sake of it - she asks tough questions that need to be asked to help you truly reconcile, heal and grow.
Written on Nov 04, 2022 after therapy with Kelley for 3 years and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder
Kelley is absolutely amazing. Very attentive, available and helpful. Highly recommend.
Written on Jul 31, 2022 after therapy with Kelley for 4 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
It's been a good experience with Kelley.
Written on Jul 09, 2022 after therapy with Kelley for 2 years and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coaching, and adhd
Kelley has been nothing short of wonderful
Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Kelley for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, adhd, and addictions
With only so much experience working with Kelly Machado and BetterHelp in general, I have been pleasantly surprised by the professionalism, compassion, and patience I have received through them. I would highly recommend this platform to anyone looking for help, especially those that have had a difficult time finding a therapist in their local area
Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Kelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd