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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue Read more...
LMHC #095568 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
LPC #2363 (Expires: 2021-02-01)
Kelly is a fabulous counselor who understands my needs. She listens and gives suggestions on ways to handle different things. 10/10 would highly recommend. She’s amazing and you can tell that she really cares about her clients and their needs.
Kelly has helped me very much, I highly recommend her.
Kelly is such a kind and compassionate person. She works hard to help me work through my issues, and she really is dedicated to improving my mental health.
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.
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!
Kelly is the sweetest, most kind, caring person. She replies quickly and puts genuine effort into helping.
She is very understanding, it makes me feel like I can tell her anything!
She is very friendly, understanding and encouraging. A perfect example of what I hoped to get out of this experience.
Since BetterHelp and being placed with you I feel less alone. I am comfortable sharing things as they happen. :) thank you Kelly.
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.
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.
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.
Kelly is such a good listener and is always there with advice and to help me when I need it!
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.