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Kelly Bernstein, LISW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Welcome! I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Ohio. Since graduating from the University of Cincinnati in 2013, I have been fostering change in older adults by providing emotional support through a client-centered, trauma-informed approach. I work with a broad range of issues, including life transitions and adjustments, relationship issues, anxiety disorders, grief and loss, PTSD, and other sequelae of trauma.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe that therapy is a collaborative endeavor, and its effectiveness lies in the strength of the therapeutic relationship. My goal is to help you better understand your problems, the dynamics of your relationships, your history, and yourself in a safe and caring environment. My treatment style is rooted in an evidenced-based/strengths-based approach utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and solution-focused techniques. At the center of my approach is a collaborative relationship with clients and the desire to support their development by encouraging self-understanding, skills development, and self-compassion.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

OH LISW I.2002098-SUPV


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

Kelly is empathetic, compassionate and knowledgeable. I feel so secure in our conversations, no matter if I am doing more of the talking or she is that session. Her validation in what I’m feeling and experiencing and the tools we have discussed to help continue to move forward in this journey are great. I hope everyone can have the same therapy experience that I am so far.

Written on Feb 24, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

I appreciate the feedback and my journaling and “homework” the day I do it. I’m not use to that in normal therapy.

Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Kelly is an outstanding therapist. She is a great listener and therapist.

Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Great - 10/10 would recommend

Written on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Kelly was the exact type of therapist i needed! She was amazing at allowing me to go at my pace while offering resources and exercises to help navigate me to my goal, which i actually exceeded! I came out with more knowledge about myself than expected, so many "Ah Hah" moments and connecting the dots through life events and experiences that have happened to me, which lead to greater understanding of self. Therapy has been a wonderful tool for me and Kelly is an exceptional therapist! Would highly recommend!

Written on Jan 21, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kelly has a great listening ear and truly cares when having conversation with you! Kelly is kind, attentive, and always available when needed.

Written on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety