Kelly Burns

(MA, LPC)

About Me

Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or "stuck"? Are you struggling with the loss of a loved one? Not satisfied in your relationships? You are making an important decision seeking help. You will decide who will listen to you with compassion and understanding. I provide therapy that combines traditional talk therapy with creative techniques in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space. I will collaborate with you, developing creative strategies to better understand yourself and your relationships. I will listen and offer non-judgmental guidance as you take steps to improve yourself. I believe in the power of resilience and self-empowerment; however, for those times when that isn't working or a little more is needed, I am here for support. You are the expert on you; I am here to get you back to where want to be or help move you to where you want to go.

If you are facing life transitions, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, or stress, let's talk to see if we are the right fit. My non-intimidating approach blends compassion with creativity as you take steps toward positive change. You have already made a positive step forward by seeking help, and we can work together to develop an individualized plan of success that is right for you. I believe telehealth can be used effectively to address and treat a wide combination of presenting problems and experiences. Please note, I do not accept clients currently in acute crisis or needing daily feedback/support. In those situations, I believe in-person intervention is most appropriate. If you are unsure, I am happy to meet and assess what modality would suit you best and assist in the transition to a different Better Help provider.

I am licensed professional counselor in Illinois and also currently under supervision to become a registered art therapist. I have a master of arts in counseling psychology and art therapy from Adler University, Chicago, IL. My professional experiences includes a variety of diverse settings, which include inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, non for profit organizations and private practice.

This modality offers flexibility and different options of communication. The chat window is always there along with the option to use video or voice chats (through FireFox or Chrome or the mobile/tablet app). I never have your number or contact and everything is done through a secure third party.

Important things to know before starting:
a) this modality is not for crisis or immediate care/intervention.
b) limits of confidentiality at the same as in person treatment (harm to self, children, elders or others)
c) I do not know your subscription, any concerns there are handled through better help customer service (they are responsive, and I'm happy to help)
d) We have the option of text, voice, and video chat- all occur through here. I do not have any contact information of yours, only your first name, age and place of residence.
e) If you feel you need more than one video or voice regularly, I may not be the provider for you. That's ok and I am happy to help. Our chat window, however, is always here and I try to respond within a few hours, certainly within 24-48 hours.
f) Telehealth is an exciting new frontier, however, it does not provide instant fixes or immediate results. Work can be accomplished rather quick, depending on the presenting issue though, but working with patience, respect, and motivation to explore whatever it is that brought you here will be our best collective assets as we move ahead.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #178012709 (Expires: 2019-03-31)