Kelly Brast

(LPC-S, LSOTP, CART)

About Me

I am the owner and lead therapist at Kelly's Counseling Services. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling from Sam Houston State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Houston. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider, and Certified Anger Resolution Therapist. I have over 30 years experience working in the Mental Health field with 16 years as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have worked with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, sexual abuse, physical abuse, major mental/physical illnesses, grief, life changes, family issues, peer problems, and abandonment issues with a specialization in Sexual Issues and Anger Management. I have worked with many facets of my field to include Foster Care, County Probation/Parole, Residential Treatment Centers, State Hospitals, State Schools, MHMR Authorities, Private Schools, and Private Practices. I use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Psychotherapy to facilitate the growth and development of each client. I have dedicated my life to the betterment of all people regardless of race, religion, gender, age, or sexual orientation without judgement and am a Cancer Survivor who understands how easily life can change.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Sexual Assault and Abuse

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #19609 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by K.R. on Nov 22, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Kelly is such a good counselor and she also gives great advice I feel comfortable talking to her and respect her for all of her positive feedback.

Written by J.A. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and

I really like Dr. Brast. I don’t feel pushed or forced into conversation that I am no good at. I really appreciate her.

Written by L.E. on Sep 29, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I absolutely love Kelly. She has really been able to get to the heart of my story, and offer valuable advice to cope and make necessary changes. She gives thoughtful responses and I feel that she is fully invested in what I have to say. I highly recommend Kelly!

Written by C.A. on Sep 23, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Very personable and gives great scholarly advice.

Written by T.E. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Love her!

Written by S.I. on May 26, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Kelly has been such a blessing for me to have as a counselor! She’s helped me pinpoint a lot of issues i knew i had, but also some that i never realized i’d do subconsciously! I’ve only been speaking with her for about a month now, and i already feel like i’m coping with things so much better! I feel i have control over my life again, and it’s so liberating! She is so very wonderful, and so caring it really does make a difference in my life. I highly HIGHLY recommend her. The healing is just beginning, and i have a ways to go, but I know with her guidance and counseling i can absolutely do it!

Written by H.E. on May 15, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 10 months

Kelly is wonderful. I am so lucky I matched with her. Her experience is a benefit to helping me with my problems. Not only does she respond promptly but she really understands what my needs are and the best way to help me!

Written by L.O. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

So very thankful. The amount of clarity I’ve received is like lifting the weight of the world off your shoulders.

Written by A.S. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Kelly has been wonderful to work with. I think I have made great progress and she has really helped me.

Written by V.A. on Mar 21, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Kelly is awesome! She has helped me see things in a new perspective and has helped me out so much! I would 10/10 recommend her!!

Written by A.M. on Mar 09, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, coaching, and adhd

Kelly is kind and is able to pivot around any topic that is on my mind which could be a lot because I have wild ADHD.

Written by K.R. on Dec 24, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kelly has been a real source of comfort and support. I am grateful to have her.

Written by J.A. on Nov 05, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks

Kelly and I clicked right from the start. She has helped me these past few weeks more than I have ever helped myself in 30+ years. She is very knowledgeable and has great techniques for the coping mechanisms I need to develop. I look forward to our long relationship.

Written by A.N. on Oct 23, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, and coaching

Kelly has been very supportive and gives very actionable advice that has helped me.

Written by K.E. on Oct 11, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kelly is super awesome!

Written by A.M. on Oct 05, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have only had two live sessions so far with Kelly Brast, and it already feels like I am talking with a wise and trusted friend. She has brought so much more out of me than I dreamed possible prior to this counseling experience. And I have had years of therapy prior to trying BetterHelp. In such a short amount of time on the app, with Kelly, so much has changed for me. She has given me a lot of clarity and understanding and some wonderful guidance and direction. I feel so lucky to have been matched with her!

Written by R.E. on Sep 28, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I really liked talking to Kelly. She listened and helped me view things from a different perspective that helped a lot for me since I can be one track minded at times.

Written by D.A. on Sep 27, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and anger management

Very knowledgeable with tools to help your specific needs.

Written by J.E. on Sep 18, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I came to Kelly when I was at a really low point in my life. I didn't know what to expect, as one would with any therapist, but Kelly was everything I never knew I wanted in a therapist, and more. She was funny, she was patient, she was kind, and understanding. Even though I never personally met her, she touched my heart, and helped get my life in the right direction. I really and truly appreciate her ability to treat you like a friend you've known all your life. She makes it really easy to open up, and she does a wonderful job with helping you connect the dots in your brain. I would recommend her a million times if I could!

Written by H.A. on Jul 24, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kelly Brast offers real support and listens well to my issues, and helps me think about a variety of ways to resolve them.

Written by K.A. on Jul 23, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

Kelly's amazing, and has really made me see things through a different perspective. Never had this much progress with therapy before.

Written by C.H. on Jun 25, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I was skeptical when I joined Betterhelp, but I grew to trust Kelly. She is awesome and supportive.

Written by K.A. on Jun 10, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Kelly is amazing she listens really well and gives great advice!

Written by K.E. on May 16, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kelly entered my life during a very stressful time in my life. From day one she was bright, supportive and so insightful. We have made some very good progress in a very short time. She is dedicated to her clients and I believe she really cares.

Written by R.E. on May 14, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Kelly has been a breath of fresh air for me. Being able to talk to someone who is unbiased in my situation has been incredibly uplifting for me. She responds in a timely manner to my messages and is extremely encouraging. She also asks questions in a certain way that makes you think through situations. I would highly recommend Kelly to anyone seeking out counseling services.

Written by E.R. on Apr 29, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Since speaking with Kelly i have been able to work thorough some long rooted issues. Giving me a little better perspective on what I need to do for myself to move forward with a happier me. And if I didn't reach out for a few days it was nice that she would still check in to make sure I was doing ok.

Written by M.A. on Apr 09, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Kelly Brast is by far the best therapist I have EVER worked with. How she taps into personality types to be able to talk not like a "therapist" but more of a friend, with knowledge and training. How she is able to balance those aspects in the way she does is impeccable.
She is caring but will light JUST enough of a motivational "fire" under your butt to get you going in the right direction.
From day one, her ability to get ME to open up shocked even myself.

This BetterHelp therapist deserves an award, and I would personally travel TO the ceremony to clap for her amazing skills and ways she is undoubtedly helping many, many people with her skills.

Written by J.U. on Apr 06, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Kelly is amazing and a great listener. In a short amount of time she has helped me with a lot and understand more about myself. She has supported me in the things I love and motivated me to keep going. Anyone would be very lucky to have her as a counselor.