Kelly Bellis

(MA, LMHC, LPC)

About Me

Hello, and welcome to BetterHelp! I commend you for taking this step to reach out and improve your quality of life. I know from experience that it takes courage to initiate change and ask for help, and I’m so glad you’re here. My name is Kelly, and I am a licensed counselor in both Tennessee and Iowa. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Psychology, and I completed my Master’s degree in Professional Counseling in 2004. For more than 15 years I have been in the counseling field, and offering help and hope to others has been one of the greatest joys of my life.

I have experience working with varying ages, backgrounds, and presenting problems. Some of the issues I have seen the most frequently include depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, and life transitions. I have also been trained in EMDR, a therapy model that is helpful with reprocessing trauma and improving cognitive distortions. I consider my approach to be eclectic and tailored to each individual’s needs and goals. I incorporate elements of person-centered and solution-focused therapy along with some cognitive-behavioral strategies. However, I truly believe that the most important factor in therapy and the best indicator of success is the client-counselor relationship. I strive to display warmth, empathy, compassion, genuineness, and acceptance with each person I am privileged to serve.

My desire is to work with you to help you live your best life, maximizing the strengths you already have and making positive changes in your need areas. I would like to assist you in improving your insight and empowering you to achieve lasting personal growth. I believe there is always hope, and sometimes a fresh, unbiased perspective is invaluable. I am really looking forward to being part of your journey toward greater health and wholeness.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #095568 (Expires: 2020-09-01)

LPC #2363 (Expires: 2021-02-01)


Reviews

Written by C.H. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Kelly has been wonderfully consistent, attentive, and available. I am going through a particularly stressful period of transition. Although I haven’t really put much effort into communicating regularly on the app. Her checking in and reminding me that help and a listening ear is available has actually proven to be more significantly positive than I thought.

Written by D.A. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I've only spent a few weeks working with Kelly, but thus far she has been incredibly helpful. She has been quick to figure out the biggest things I need to work on, and has provided several methods for dealing with my stress, anxiety, and anger. Kelly is also very prompt with responding to our text conversations, and always offers a thorough and helpful response. I'm very much looking forward to continuing to work with her!

Written by C.H. on Jun 27, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I highly recommend Kelly.

Written by S.K. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kelly is the sweetest, most kind, caring person. She replies quickly and puts genuine effort into helping.

Written by D.E. on May 13, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Kelly has been a wonderful counselor, and she really is helping me with my issues, and helping me with my negative self view.

Written by J.E. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She is very understanding, it makes me feel like I can tell her anything!

Written by J.O. on May 03, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

She is very friendly, understanding and encouraging. A perfect example of what I hoped to get out of this experience.

Written by S.A. on Mar 20, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief

Kelly has been immensely helpful. She listens to my concerns and remembers them. She gives me ideas on how to handle different issues I’m dealing with. She understands that therapy isn’t one size fits all and that makes her and her services invaluable. I would highly recommend Kelly.

Written by C.H. on Mar 18, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Since BetterHelp and being placed with you I feel less alone. I am comfortable sharing things as they happen. :) thank you Kelly.

Written by A.M. on Mar 14, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

It was my first time to try therapy, and it was so helpful. In difficult time, I felt like I was looked after. I was able to articulate my feelings better, and this enhanced my communication and relationship.

Written by H.A. on Aug 26, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Kelly is very helpful and understanding. She has actually been more help to me that two separate councillors I have seen in person outside of this app. I would recommend Kelly & this app to friends. It’s great to have someone to talk to when you need it & so easy & accessible on your phone.

Written by L.I. on Jul 02, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Kelly is a wonderful counselor and I would wholeheartedly recommend her to everyone. She listens to and understands what you're trying to say. Along with offering advice and help, she seems to have a skill for saying exactly what you need to hear at that time.

Written by A.L. on Jun 28, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Kelly is such a good listener and is always there with advice and to help me when I need it!

Written by P.A. on Jun 05, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Kelly is very supportive and has a good listening ear. She is prompt when it comes to sessions and always seems to understand how I'm feeling.