Kelly Griffin

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in various settings. I have developed the skill set and expertise of working many areas under the umbrella of mental health management such as: depression, anxiety, family relationships/conflict, parenting, abuse/neglect, and life transitions. I have had substantial success with providing counseling to victims of domestic violence.

My goal as a therapist is to make you feel comfortable, tap into your personal essence, and empower you through the process. I find passion in being able to connect with clients on a level defined by them, allowing me to delve deep into their problems/concerns, and help to provide well-suited solutions. My counseling style is compassionate, warm, empathetic, results-oriented, non-judgmental, and behaviorally focused. Ensuring that clients develop a stronger healthier sense of self, gain a sense of meaning in life, recognize problems, understand triggers, and modify their behaviors is my primary focus with every client. Moreover, my experiences has enhanced my therapy applications in various domains of Cognitive Behavioral, Rational-Emotive, and Humanistic (Person-Centered, Solution Focus Brief Therapy) that focuses on the individual’s strengths. I will incorporate a variety of therapeutic principles to meet your specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling life and to take the first steps towards a change. Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. I am ready to meet you where you are , when you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C007519 (Expires: 2021-06-01)


Reviews

Written by O.C. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and anger management

Kelly listened to all my problems and helped me through each of them in a non-judgmental manner, helping me become a better version of myself. She was insightful and caring, and I thank her for that.

Written by S.Y. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Kelly is a wonderful, no-nonsense person. She helped me so much in understanding myself and the ways that I communicate with others, and gave me realistic tips and tricks that I can actually use in my everyday life. She is able to get down the the root of the problem with ease and was able to help me realize things about myself that I hadn't previously recognized; I will cherish the time I spent in therapy with her and I'm sure all others would feel the same.

Written by C.O. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Kelly is a good listener and provides helpful insights and resources to better manage my issues

Written by A.T. on Jul 16, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

My experience with Kelly was amazing. She was very helpful and open to discuss anything that concerned me.She helped me a lot how to deal with my personal issues and I appreciate all her advice and support. She was very organised and consistent with our weekly sessions. I would definitely recommend Kelly! Thank you very much for everything again!!

Written by E.L. on Jun 18, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kelly has really helped me come up with strategies to challenge my negative thoughts and to maintain my self esteem in a difficult time. It has been extremely valuable to have her as a resource.

Written by L.E. on May 29, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and depression

Kelly, has always shown that she truly cares about what is going on with me, and she supports me by helping me see through the negatively to understand why it is there to begin with and how to manage and cope, and helps me to see things differently, so I can become more positive in the way I think about things.

I truly do thank her.

Written by E.M. on May 21, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Kelly has been wonderful in helping me find ways to cope with my anxiety. She is very understanding and empathic towards the situations I have spoken with her about. Would definitely recommend her as she is a great listener and gives excellent feedback.

Written by J.E. on May 13, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

Kelly was such a good help to me. She was kind, understanding and non judge mental. I felt comfortable with being able to tell her with whatever I had to and she always had a good insight to share with new ideas. I am very glad I gave this a try, as I finally feel some relief from what I was going through. Thank you for all of your help!

Written by C.L. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

I have only had a few sessions with Kelly but so far she has been very helpful in her suggestions and has helped me see things from a different perspective.

Written by C.R. on Apr 28, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Kelly is excellent. She is direct and has great resources and practical advice, leading to real changes and impact in my life. She is a great listener and always did a wonderful job recalling previous sessions for goals we set or any information that was shared- meaning you always feel heard. Highly recommend! Thanks for everything!

Written by J.A. on Apr 20, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Kelly Far exceeded my expectations of what a therapist can do 10/10. Listens, offers constructive advice, and empathetic. Would not hesitate to recommend.

Written by J.E. on Apr 07, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Kelly has been such an amazing help in my life. She’s helped me over come a lot in the time I’ve been seeing her. She genuinely wants the best for me and is extremely knowledgeable in ways to help.

Written by M.A. on Mar 31, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kelly has been fantastic for me. In the time I've had her as my counselor I feel I have made quite a bit of progress. She listens without any judgement and she makes safe. I feel we connect in a way that helps me work through my issues.

Written by R.O. on Mar 29, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Kelly is fantastic. A great listener and truly understands what I'm going through and doesn't judge me.

Written by S.A. on Feb 03, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love that Kelly listens, asks questions and engages with what I am saying and actually seems to understand my concerns and offers advice and challenges what I say in a meaningful way that allows me to come to my own conclusions. I feel like we are having a conversation that is beyond just me venting about my problems and she is guiding me through how the problem and offerings suggestions about how I can solve it myself. I like to hear her point of view as well and appreciate that it is in a neutral non-judgmental and understanding way.

Written by R.I. on Jan 30, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Kelly Griffin is an amazing therapist and an even better listener. She has helped encourage me to make decisions I was too afraid to make. She's very supportive and she gives good advise and helpful tips that benefitted me greatly. I've been receiving sessions with her for many months and she keeps a professional attitude and I really feel she possesses a lot of empathy.

I would highly recommend her to anyone who not only wants someone who listens but someone who actively wants to solve the problems they are facing.

I first started I was alone and now she has helped me move to a better location. I have great future ahead of me with a loving gf and I'm starting my own company. All these things she helped me achieve! Thank you Kelly!

Written by A.S. on Jan 27, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

Kelly has been incredibly helpful. She’s truthful, yet empathetic. It’s helpful to have someone tell me which part of my thinking is harmful and which is helpful.

Written by N.E. on Jan 10, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

I have been struggling with anxiety and other issues but Kelly has been understanding and has been helping me for a while now. I can not express how much she has done, even having sessions at a weird time for her due to my schedule and hours.

Written by L.A. on Dec 26, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

Kelly was absolutely everything I wanted in a counsellor. She was helpful, insightful and patient with me through so much. She gave me strength to conquer some of my worst anxieties and help me rationalize my thinking to improve my mental health. Her worksheets were one of my favourite parts of working with her. From vision boards to exercises, the homework was always fun and went the extra mile to help me. Thank you Kelly; you’re the best and thank you for encouraging me to believe in therapy again.

Written by J.E. on Dec 22, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kelly is an amazing therapist. I really feel like she acknowledges my feelings and even understood them better than me in my state of confusion. She doesn’t just listen she gives me advice in a way that made me understand myself more and the situation I’ve been going thru. In times I felt ashamed she made me feel there was nothing to be ashamed about and that my feelings were completely normal. She was always there for me aside from live sessions. When I needed to talk I’d message her and she’d respond which was very helpful. Thank you so much Kelly. I look forward to continue working with you.

Written by E.E. on Dec 03, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 9 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

It's been a few months since I've worked with Kelly but I think about her tips and knowledge she's shared with me every day. I feel because of her I've grown so much. She is so patient and understanding, really makes you feel heard. Truly cannot recommend her enough.

Written by C.H. on Oct 30, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 3 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

Kelly is extremely compassionate, patient, and wonderful to work with. She is non-judgmental, and is extremely ready to work towards your goals, and to help you see notable improvement in yourself.

Written by S.O. on Oct 03, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Kelly has been amazing to work with she’s very understanding and is happy to go at a pace that you’re happy with. She’s helped me think of ways to help myself between sessions too! Would highly recommend her!

Written by E.D. on Oct 02, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

I would highly recommend Kelly :) she took the time to understand my situation completely, I really needed that badly as I had nobody to turn to.... definitely the best counsellor I have seen she's really nice and very helpful. Keep up the wonderful work!

Written by A.L. on Sep 27, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

Kelly is an amazing counselor and she understands my needs and makes me feel worthy and like nothing was my fault. I would highly recommend her.

Written by A.M. on Sep 22, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

I really appreciate the worksheets and resources that Kelly gives me after each session. I love that I can work on my wellness outside of the session.

Written by A.N. on Sep 14, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Was really easy to talk to. Was like talking to a good friend. Felt comfortable sharing my worries and problems. Very helpful with all concerns I was dealing with in my life. Had great techniques to assist in each situation. Tries to be flexible as possible with scheduling.

Written by V.I. on Sep 09, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

I started working with Kelly in the midst of one of the toughest phases of my life. I was a new immigrant, unemployed, my marriage was on the rocks and my self-confidence was at its lowest.

Fast forward 6-months and I am a completely different person. Kelly has been the driving force behind this transformation. She is thoughtful, patient and compassionate during our session. And more importantly, drove me to figure things out for myself. I would highly recommend her, especially if you are new to cognitive therapy.

Written by G.E. on Aug 19, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Working with Kelly is really great! She makes sure you always move at your own pace and never rushes you or pushes you but also holds you accountable which really helps. She is really understanding and kind, always empathizes with you and encourages you. Really great time and she has helped me a lot!

Written by R.I. on Aug 16, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I'm very lucky to have had Kelly as my counselor. I've been with her for a good few months now and I've enjoyed our sessions very much. She's incredibly understanding, insightful and at the same time professional. Thank you so much for helping me out, I truly appreciate it.

Written by S.A. on Jul 17, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I really enjoyed working with Kelly for the past month and I feel that I've been able to take a fresh breath of air for the first time in a long time. Kelly is really great in acknowledging your feelings but then challenging what you are thinking so that you are equipped to create your own healthy conclusions. I've been able to challenge negative and anxious thoughts through my sessions carried out and I highly recommend working with Kelly!

Written by A.N. on Jul 07, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

It took me 4 counsellors to find one that suited me and I’ve been having sessions with Kelly for just over a month now! The difference she’s made in my life has been remarkable and even my friends noticed a physical difference.

She first listens and takes everything in first and then always manages to give you a fresh view/different perspective on the situation.

Kelly also promptly responds to messages (which is really great and rather difficult since we have an 8hr time difference!), for me personally this helps a lot for instant feedback when I am suddenly faced with a situation which I’m struggling to make sense of.

She’s has been a great help during a really difficult stage in my life and I am so glad that I managed to find her!

Written by W.I. on Jun 25, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Wonderful, insightful, delightful! Kelly has been a great help in solving my mental health issues. She was very easy to talk to, she listened effectively and asked some very thought provoking questions, which really helped me challenge my negative thinking. Also, she has given me practical advice which I have applied to my life, with much success, and plan to use the techniques in the future. I highly recommend Kelly if you are in need of someone to help you through those dark times.

Written by L.O. on May 30, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Kelly is really a great therapist, and person. I'm only into the third week in, and I've already experienced great progress, I feel Happier, More positive, and my Self Esteem is coming back, Next step is Anxiety, that I hope I can overcome this challenge as well with her help, if everything goes like it is going right now, I think my last 12 years of struggle will go away, Kelly is indeed my savior.

Written by C.O. on May 20, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kelly is a great listener and she doesn’t forget. She is direct and keeps me honest. I feel like I’m making a lot of progress.

Written by N.A. on May 19, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Kelly is an excellent counselor, and she really takes the time to fully understand what I am going through and how my anxiety has been effecting my way of life

She asks all the right questions and has helped me understand several of the root issues that have caused me to be in this anxious state, and she has provided me with several great, realistic, and easy to use tools and ideas to over come my anxiety. I have already achieved good progress in these two weeks since I started talking to her, and I really look forward to further improving myself with her support and guidance. You cannot go wrong with Kelly

Written by N.A. on Apr 24, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Kelly is very professional yet warm and comforting. I highly appreciate her competent and timely correspondence. I can wholeheartedly recommend her.

Written by A.N. on Apr 23, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I've been working with Kelly for about 3-4 weeks now and I've already noticed some vast improvement. I'm more aware of my emotions, I'm better able to manage my anxiety and I feel better about myself.

Written by D.A. on Apr 22, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I am really grateful that I started my therapy with Kelly Griffin. I feel supported, understood and safe everytime we talk. She is very reflective, warm and supportive. I really like that she explains processes that are happening, making everything more clear, and I feel that she is always on point what I need to work on in session.

Written by W.A. on Mar 07, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Kelly is awesome. She speaks to you like a person and less like a trained pro so you feel more connected like you’re talking to a friend. Don’t get me wrong. She’s a pro...

Written by H.O. on Feb 07, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Kelly is great, she listens carefully for signs here and there, and provides great techniques to deal with issues.

Written by J.O. on Feb 06, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Kelly has been very helpful and understanding. I have had a great experience with her. I highly recommend her.

Written by L.E. on Feb 01, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

I really appreciated working with Kelly, she's the first therapist I've worked with and I felt very comfortable opening up and sharing very private intimate details with her that allowed us to work through them without judgement. She patient, a good listener and gives practical, to the point advice, thank you so much for your help Kelly.

Written by P.A. on Jan 21, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Kelly is an amazing listener and great at helping you see your own perspective clearly as well as the perspectives of others you may be experiencing difficulty with.

Personally I was in a very bad state and didn't have much hope that I'd get the right help. But this has been a very insightful and healing experience and thanks to Kelly I see a brighter future progressing into a better and healthier person.

Written by E.M. on Jan 17, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem

Kelly is a very good listener and always approachable. I feel like I came to her for a solution to my worries and she’s made me really think, and assist me in solving troubles myself.

Written by S.A. on Jan 08, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

This was my first time to try "online counselling" and I am glad that I had Ms. Kelly. She responds to your messages almost right away. If she doesn't hear from you for a couple of days, she just send a message to check you in to see everything is OK. She is a good listener and gives you very useful techniques/suggestions to calm yourself. She is not a typical counsellor that just listens. She gives you good advice to deal with situations. I feel I can trust her, and she actually cares for me which I really appreciate. Thank you, Ms. Kelly!! You are making differences.

Written by S.A. on Dec 23, 2018 after counseling with Kelly for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Kelly was my first ever Therapist. She is a great listener and she almost glides you in a way where you rely on your own intuition to figure problems out. She was extremely professional and went beyond her normal duties to ensure I was well taken care of.

Her ability to continue conversations seamlessly is so top notch and I recommend her to anyone.

Written by D.A. on Dec 19, 2018 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

When I started BetterHelp, I didn’t know what to say to Kelly at first. I just said anything I came up with in my head, and was wondering if my problem was properly conveyed to Kelly. I think she found out my issue and helped me to deal with it.

Most of all, I highly recommend her as your counselor if you want to get quick responses from your counselor. I got her answer normally every day. I felt like she was just there for me.

Thank you Kelly!

Written by M.A. on Nov 17, 2018 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Kelly is extremely insightful. I instantly felt comfortable opening up to her and felt that she knew me very well within a short period of time. She helps me to structure my thoughts and to give me a positive outlook.

Written by S.T. on Nov 07, 2018 after counseling with Kelly for 1 week

Kelly has been very helpful since I began corresponding with her. She responds promptly to any message I send, and is very good at being professional and also making me feel comfortable. This experience has been so much better than any other therapy I have received. Thanks Kelly, and thanks to Better Help for creating this amazing service!