About me

Hello! My name is Kelly and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio with over six years of experience providing therapy services. I received both my undergraduate degree in Psychology and my Masters of Social Work degree from Youngstown State University.

I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings including: inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, residential treatment, partial hospitalization and outpatient care. I specialize in treating individuals struggling with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, self-harm, substance abuse disorders, complex trauma, relationship issues and more.

I am a trauma informed therapist trained in EMDR therapy. I take a client centered approach to therapy, believing fully that clients are the experts of their own lives and determine the direction of therapy. I practice from a strengths-based and solution-focused framework, drawing from several different modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Outside of my work as a therapist, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching true crime documentaries, snuggling with my cats (Leif Erikson & Snickers) and traveling to new places.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 5

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

OH LISW I.2002437


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kelly Joyce. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is a great therapist to talk to and gives good advice!

Written on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Kelly is amazing and has helped me through a lot. I would recommend her to anyone! I appreciate her very much!

Written on Mar 06, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Thank you for you time and listening skills

Written on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kelly is super nice and understanding.
She doesn't make you feel as if you are a bother, she tries to fully understand where you are coming from in angles that others may not.
She also tries to come up with solutions in more ways than just 'Plan A"

Written on Jan 21, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Kelly is the best at putting people at ease and letting them set the tone for therapy. She gives you room to express yourself and share ideas and experiences, but holds you accountable when needed. Kelly centers sessions around your goals, values, and solution-based approach where you never feel condescended to or overlooked.

Written on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Kelly was great in terms of asking the right questions and figuring things out. I enjoyed my conversation with her and it helped me have clarity.

Written on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Despite my disorganized rambles, Kelly is able to identify my main concerns. Kelly knows the right questions to ask to help guide me towards a solution. She is kind, patient and understanding. Most importantly, she makes me feel safe to discuss a variety of topics by maintaining a judgment-free zone. I am confident in her expertise and couldn't have asked for a better therapist.

Written on Aug 07, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Kelly does a great job of listening to my needs and giving appropriate advice and solutions for how to deal with issues in my life.

Written on Jul 23, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

As soon as I was connected with Kelly Joyce, I knew I had made choice in choosing her as my counselor. I picked her based off her expertise matching what I was hoping to work on/through & as soon as we were connected she began asking questions to get to know me & made me feel heard. Although we have not been paired long, Kelly has already made me feel comfortable & has created a space where I feel safe & able to talk about hard topics. Her communication is timely, thoughtful, & honest. Kelly has made me feel that I can make positive progress with her as my counselor & I look forward to future sessions!

Written on Jun 22, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder

I was super anxious about talking to a counselor since I’ve had a few before and they sadly didn’t work out, but Kelly made me feel so comfortable right off the bat! I’ve been able to open up so much and share everything that I’m struggling with in order to resolve the issues I have. She validates my feelings, is attentive, supportive, and presents me with solutions to help with my anxiety. I can’t recommend her enough!

Written on Jun 12, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kelly Joyce is the most committed counselor I have met, and I meet counselors in my career. I'm not sure how she is able to respond so quickly, but I am grateful for her dedication. She is clear, concise, and compassionate while listening with intent. Excellent counselor. Open-ended questions and appropriate feedback.

Written on May 09, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I am so thankful I found Kelly! I first matched with a therapist that I didn't vibe with, but Kelly has been exactly what I need. Kelly is supportive, asks me thought provoking questions, and provides me resources and guidance. But most of all, she gets me, and it feels nice to finally be heard and (virtually) seen.

Written on May 04, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Kelly is very prompt and understanding. In the short time I’ve spoke with her; I feel much more valid in my struggles.

Written on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd

In the short couple of weeks I've know Kelly, I am confident that she is here to support and help me in my journey to getting better. She has given me so much hope and it's so good to know that she's there if I need her.

Written on Apr 22, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Extremely quick response time. Very thoughtful and empathetic.

Written on Apr 17, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Kelly is not over-bearing and is very knowledgeable and adaptable. Is able to keep calm and provide streamline advice and seems to see through the “noise” and get right to helpful solutions or issues.

Written on Apr 16, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Extremely caring and understanding. She's perfect.

Written on Apr 14, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

Kelly has been very helpful during a difficult time. She is very responsive

Written on Apr 11, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

Kelly is a fantastic counsellor and seems to always say the right things. Pays great attention to detail. I couldnt reccomend her enough.

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