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.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
TN LPC 2363
IA LMHC 095568
Kelly is an incredible therapist. She has incredible skills to help and listens really well. She has helped me through so many obstacles and helped me to help myself. Highly, highly recommend!
Written on Sep 13, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 3 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief
Kelly is the best she’s been my therapist for several years I’m very thankful for her and Better Help.
Written on Jul 19, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 3 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
Kelly is so knowledgeable and insightful. She has a great memory and is able to keep track of all the things we’ve discussed so easily. She checks in, she follows up, she really cares and understands. She is so intentional!
Written on Jul 24, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 1 year and 2 months
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.
Written on Sep 17, 2020 after therapy with Kelly for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
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 on Jun 29, 2020 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
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 on Jun 29, 2020 after therapy 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