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 18 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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Sexual Assault and Abuse Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
LPC #19609 (Expires: 2021-12-31)
Best. Experience. EVER. That’s really all that needs to be said!
Kelly is probably the best therapist I’ve ever had. She’s very kind, great at listening, and great at giving advice. She’s helped me a lot with my intrusive thoughts and even though it’s incremental, I do feel like I’m feeling better as a whole.
I've been working with Kelly Brast for over a year, but she knew exactly how to address my needs and concerns from day one. She is wonderful at guiding our conversations with a touch of wit and charisma to keep the discussion both enjoyable and productive. I will be forever grateful for the guidance and understanding she has shown me. Thank you for everything.
Kelly is wonderful, empowering, a great listener, and super personable. I feel comfortable sharing about myself with her, and I love how she gives me different perspectives to think about to help me make my decisions, while always acknowledging my feelings. Kelly has been hugely positive and supportive and I would definitely recommend her.
Kelly is such a great counselor she's caring, kind-hearted, and understanding. I would recommend her to anyone who needs help or any life problems. Kelly knows all of the great things to say to her clients it's like she takes her time to understand you and value what you need to know in walk you through the steps. Kelly, you are an amazing person!
Kelly has helped me through one of the hardest years of my life, and I couldn’t be more thankful. I will continue to come back if I ever have to take a break from betterhelp again simply because she helps so much!
I really like Dr. Brast. I don’t feel pushed or forced into conversation that I am no good at. I really appreciate her.
Very personable and gives great scholarly advice.
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!
So very thankful. The amount of clarity I’ve received is like lifting the weight of the world off your shoulders.
Kelly has been wonderful to work with. I think I have made great progress and she has really helped me.
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!!
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.
Kelly has been a real source of comfort and support. I am grateful to have her.
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.
Kelly has been very supportive and gives very actionable advice that has helped me.
Kelly is super awesome!
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!
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.
Very knowledgeable with tools to help your specific needs.
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!
Kelly Brast offers real support and listens well to my issues, and helps me think about a variety of ways to resolve them.
Kelly's amazing, and has really made me see things through a different perspective. Never had this much progress with therapy before.
I was skeptical when I joined Betterhelp, but I grew to trust Kelly. She is awesome and supportive.
Kelly is amazing she listens really well and gives great advice!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.