About me

Hello, I am Kelly Walsh. I have a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology from the University of Evansville and Master of Social Work from the University of Kentucky. I have specialized training in trauma treatment, but I am also conversant in the treatment of depression, anxiety, mood disorders, dissociative disorders, personality disorders, attachment issues, and relationship issues.
My treatment approach is to create a culture of safety and trust. Some people call this the therapeutic relationship. I believe in a concept created by Carl Rogers, a pioneer in psychotherapy, called "unconditional positive regard". Simply put, that means that regardless of what the client says in treatment, my job as the therapist is to respond to the client with respect, reverence, and kindness. This relational model allows the client to feel safe enough to do the work such as sharing and processing feelings, to achieve the goals they have chosen.
I have known from very early in my career that I wanted to practice psychotherapy. I also knew that I wanted to practice client-centered therapy which is basically just what is sounds like. I allow the client to guide the process and support them in their own path to feeling better. Further, I believe that there is a solution to every problem. I will build upon existing strengths and use an open approach to healing. For example, some people find humor effective in therapy. Others find story telling, music, and reminiscence to be helpful. We are not bound to conventional forms of treatment. I like to approach therapy individually, there is no one-size-fits-all, in my experience. And my experience is based not just on what I know or have learned from school, but also in my experience as human being. I have had lots of other roles in my life, like mother, daughter, partner,co-parent, to name some. I am proud of my teachings from life as well as the fact that my career turns 30 this year. I hope my experiences as a clinician and as a person can benefit you through therapy.
I invite the client to give feedback to me, so that I am aware of what is effective and what is not. It helps me as therapist to know what to eliminate if it isn't working.
I serve all populations with kindness and respect. My role in the queer community is that of ally.
Finally, Id like the reader of this profile to know that I have chosen this profession because I love it. I am privileged and humbled to be able to help in the way that I do. I feel rooted, connected, fulfilled when I am providing my kind of help. I look forward to getting to know you and sharing in your movement from where you are now to where you would like to be.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 21

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

OH LISW I.1801129-SUPV


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kelly Walsh. 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 Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She was very kind, patient and understanding.

Written on Nov 06, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

So far she has been very helpful and has many resources she has turned me to. Im comfortable with her.

Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I recommend Kelly as a therapist. She is extremely patient, encouraging and empathetic as a therapist. She is great at scheduling conflicts and following up on things.

Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I would recommend Kelly to anyone having similar problems to my own

Written on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Kelly is such a caring soul. It can be hard to find a therapist you connect with and we connected right off the bat. Her ability to listen and reframe situations has been invaluable. Her greatest strength, in my opinion, is her genuine nature.

Written on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 7 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is helping me reshaping my life for the better.

Written on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kelly has been amazing to me this month.
Shes made me feel better than I have in over half a year. I like how kind she is and how relatable too

Written on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I didn't even know I needed you...thank you

Written on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I enjoy talking with her. I feel understood.

Written on Jan 19, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kind, supportive, caring, insightful

Written on Jan 14, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and anger management

Kelly is great.

Written on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kelly has been compassionate and understanding while listening to my concerns and issues. She is knowledgeable and realistic about methods of coping and gives valuable feedback/advice that has helped me tremendously. Kelly is relatable and personable which has made me much more comfortable discussing difficult topics with her.

Written on Aug 18, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks

Kelly is very easy to talk to. You'll need more than 30 minutes as the conversation starts flowing then next thing you know the clock has run out. I feel like she is more of a friend than a therapist in the few short weeks that we have met.

Written on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Kelly is a very supportive and attentive counsellor. She offers a holistic approach to your mental wellbeing and does so in a non judgemental way. I'm delighted to have her as my therapist and I would even say now, as a friend.

Written on Jul 16, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I finally found a therapist that suits my needs.

Written on Jul 05, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

I have only been with Kelly for a short period of time but I can already see how great she is. She is very kind and attentive, checks in consistently and keeps me engaged with worksheets and other helpful resources. I can’t wait to see the progress I make working with her!

Written on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I have enjoyed working with Kelly. She seems to be knowledgeable in the areas we are discussing. I would like to continue working with her.

Written on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Kelly is amazing at what she does. She's been there when it's mastered, she's checked in on me which prompts ne to check in with myself.

She's been really helpful and my very on personal cheerleader.

Highly recommended.

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