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Kellie Kiernan, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Self esteem, Motivation
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in Ohio with 15 years of experience working with adult FEMALE clients 18 years old and up. My areas of focus include mild / moderate depression and anxiety (excludes moderate/severe treatment-resistant depression/ anxiety, meaning symptoms have not responded despite adequate treatment), stress management, trauma, grief/loss/bereavement, self-esteem/confidence, and developing boundaries and assertive communication. My hours of operation are M-F 7a-330p. Messages sent to me outside of a scheduled appt, will be responded to within 24-48hrs, except on weekends, they will be responded to on Monday. Feel free to plug yourself into my schedule for an initial consultation and assessment of the issues that bring you to therapy. From there we can see if I'm a good match for you based on my expertise.

After 330p M-F, I can accommodate scheduled messaging chat sessions only. Saturdays, I can accommodate chat messaging sessions only as well. Contact me directly if you would like chat messaging sessions after hours or on weekends and I can schedule the appt for you (since those times are blocked out on my calendar).

Moderate-severe treatment-resistant (symptoms have not responded despite adequate treatment) depression and or anxiety, chronic physical illness, career issues/dissatisfaction (seek out career counselor), mood disorders, ADHD, OCD, substance abuse (drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, pornography, shopping, etc.-seek out LICDC-licensed independent chemical dependency counselor), autism spectrum disorders, marriage/couples issues/family therapy issues/parenting issues (seek out MFT-marriage family therapist), borderline and Narcissistic personality disorders, eating disorders, phobias, schizophrenia or psychosis disorders, fetishes, sexual disorders, or gender issues/gender dysphoria. If you need support in any of these areas, please seek out other therapists who list these areas of expertise in their profile description.

My therapy approach consists of an eclectic combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused, existential, Jungian, Adlerian, Gestalt, integrative/holistic, psychodynamic, humanistic, mindfulness-based, art therapy (I am a registered art therapist and have a master's degree in art therapy in addition to a master's degree in counseling - in order to be an art therapist and to practice art therapy, one must have a master's degree in AT), emotionally focused therapy, and interpersonal therapy. I intend to create an open and safe environment where thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can be shared and explored without judgment. Congratulations on taking your first steps towards change and a more fulfilling life.

Please note:
* The appropriate environment for therapy is in a private, quiet space that prohibits any interruptions/distractions, so that you can fully focus and get the most out of the time you set aside to work on you:)
*If a client is more than 7 min late to a session, the session is canceled, and they can reschedule at their convenience.
* Clinical notes, legal documents, FMLA docs, disability docs, DSM-5 diagnosis, letters, applications, or any other forms or document requests are prohibited and will not be provided for any reason.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes, Attachment issues, Cancer, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

OH LPCC E.2303379


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

New to therapy and Kellie is and has been a wonderful guide and supportive therapist throughout this time. Therapy has provided new perspectives and valuable tools to navigate life - including workplace and personal life challenges.

Written on Feb 20, 2024 after therapy with Kellie for 8 months on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I have tried a few therapists before and Kellie has been the best for me. She has made a substantial positive impact on my life. Kellie is supportive of my best interests, and she provides me with many helpful tools so that I can lead my healthiest life.

Written on Jan 09, 2024 after therapy with Kellie for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

I love my therapist she's amazing and knows how to word things where it's easier to understand

Written on Jan 06, 2024 after therapy with Kellie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Kellie was very helpful with addressing the root of my issues and very nurturing to talk to.

Written on Jul 13, 2023 after therapy with Kellie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd