Hi! I’m a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-S) based in Ohio. I received my Masters from the University of Cincinnati and have practiced for ten years. I help adults with various issues, including life transitions and adjustments, relationship issues, grief and loss, and depression, by providing emotional support through a client-centered, trauma-informed approach.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe 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 challenges, 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 practice 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!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, 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, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
OH LISW I.2002098-SUPV
Kelly understood my needs before I even did. She's a phenomenal listener and a great source of advice.
Written on Jun 05, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Kelly is very understanding and gives great advice. She listens well and has a way of understanding me quickly.
Written on Mar 28, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Kelly is a great listener and I would recommend her to anyone who is grieving a loss.
Written on Mar 14, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 1 month on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes
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
Kelly gets me!!
Written on Feb 20, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
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