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

I also have experience in Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C007519 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

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 R.I. on Jun 07, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Kelly is highly thoughtful, wise, understanding and professional. She listens to everything I say and I feel like she genuinely cares about me and wants to help heal my issues. She never criticizes me or makes me feel unwelcome. Kelly is a great person, a wonderful listener and she is good at helping people. I highly recommend her.

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!