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Kelley Sullivan, LCSW, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Grief
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About me

Hi Everybody ! BH is terrific and I am so pleased that you have found the courage to ask for help here :) I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in the States of Texas and Washington with over 15 years of experience. I work in private practice with clients having a broad range of concerns, including anxiety-related disorders, clinical depression, PTSD as well as Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. I also have extensive experience working with children and their families.

I live in Austin, Texas. I have broad experience with a large variety of populations, including Veterans and Trauma survivors. Since I worked as a medical social worker for a significant number of years - I have also worked with women and men struggling with cancer and chronic pain - as well as the rare diseases: infantile nephropathic cystinosis, intermediate cystinosis and non- nephropathic cystinosis. I have experience with Huntington's disease as well.

Additionally, I enjoy helping patients who suffer with infertility-related problems. This was a personal journey close to my heart that also led me to want to help women who are struggling to have a baby and those who have suffered a miscarriage or a stillbirth.

My counseling approach is warm and interactive. My clinical approach consists of multiple theoretical backgrounds. A few include : humanistic, dialectical behavior counseling, mindfulness, acceptance therapy, cognitive-behavioral counseling and counseling aimed at helping those to resolve trauma. The only time that I would incorporate psychoanalytic counseling would be to help the client to understand how the past could be contributing to her or his present circumstances. I do not consider stigmatizing labels to be beneficial in the helping process. When I am not working in the field of counseling - I work at my fundraising business to help women get their lives put back together following assault or domestic violence. I also volunteer for an organization that helps to stop domestic minor sex-trafficking.

It takes determination to seek a more rewarding and happier life. If you are ready to take steps toward change then I will be with you to support and to empower you ! I am pleased that you are here at Betterhelp.

Professional experience

19yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

TX LCSW 19769

WA LICSW LW 00006420


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

Kelley has been responsive in her messages and conversations with me. It's been a great experience between messaging and the actual sessions. It helps that she has stayed in rhythm with what I'm needing from therapy. Much appreciated.

Written on Dec 05, 2022 after therapy with Kelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I’ve only just started therapy with Kelley, but so far I am very happy with her approach and attitude.

Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Kelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Kelley is exceptionally attentive and understands my concerns and has helped me build a very good care plan.

Written on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Kelley for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Kelley is incredible. I’ve been seeing her for 2 years now and have been able to reach so many emotional goals with her help. Highly recommend working with her.

Written on Jul 25, 2022 after therapy with Kelley for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and self esteem

She has been a great asset for me in my current situation! She has been very kind and an open listener. I am so glad I have been able to connect to her and she has a true southern charm that makes me feel very at home !

Written on Jul 03, 2022 after therapy with Kelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kelley is awesome. She understands polyamory and kink issues that might be outside of the norm of relationships. I’ve been talking to her for over two years and she’s helped me a lot with my anxiety and abandonment issues.

Written on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Kelley for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes