I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 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!
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NC LCSW C007519
VA LCSW 0904013625
Kelly is the best therapist I’ve ever had. She truly listens to me and gives me tangible tools to use in my day-to-day life. She has helped me in countless ways since I’ve started working with her and I can’t believe how far I feel like I’ve come.
Written on Oct 16, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Kelly is a fantastic therapist. She hears and understands my concerns and has given me new ways to think about my experiences. Kelly has also been providing ways I can take action to ensure that I become even more capable of understanding and managing motives and expectations regarding my current situation as a caretaker for my parents. I really appreciate her insight.
Written on Aug 22, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Ms. Kelly is very understanding she does an amazing job helping to explain and breakdown all perspectives on all subjects. She is good with providing a better understanding of things ur mind and emotions may have missed in the past. She has compassion but in a firm way, exactly what I needed. I strongly recommend her when u need that tough care pep talk others are afraid to do but in a easy understanding way
Written on Apr 17, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Kelly was absolutely wonderful. My main concerns were finding ways to cope with my childhood trauma and anxiety and she more than delivered. She gave me so many tools to manage my stress and anxiety and was entirely understanding in all of our sessions. I highly recommend!
Written on Mar 24, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and adhd
Amazingly helpful, thoughtful, and non-judgmental. Kelly has helped me think and work through multiple life transitions for over year. She is friendly and empathetic. I always feel better after my sessions with Kelly, and she provides resources and tools that I can use over time.
Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning parenting issues, coping with life changes, and coaching
So kind, so understanding. It was easy to speak to her and open up.
Written on Nov 17, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 4 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes