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Kelly Sheets, LPC

Addictions Trauma, Abuse Bipolar disorder
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am a licensed professional counselor and mental health service provider (LPC-MHSP) in TN. I have over 5+ years of experience in treating PTSD, specifically combat-related; substance use disorder; borderline personality disorder in men primarily; OCD; and other issues typically found in a mental health setting. I've spent the majority of my career working in a residential alcohol and drug program, which afforded me the opportunity to work with co-morbid disorders/issues that feed into addiction. I have assisted people in confronting personality issues, trauma, and have helped clients learn to balance their intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. I am also actively involved in research in a university setting. I received a Bachelors of Science in Clinical Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from East Tennessee State University. My therapy style is highly conversational and casual with a primary foundation in Existential therapy. I utilize other modalities as needed or as is appropriate to the individual and situation. I have a background in social psychology, which I find beneficial during therapy as the principles are often at the core of many behaviors and attitudes/beliefs. Understanding social psychological theories and how they present within individuals serves to normalize our human experiences by showing that we are not alone. I believe that every individual knows the best way to live their lives, but sometimes may need someone to provide insight, guidance, or serve as a sounding board for thought processes/emotions/fears.

I have a specific interest and a research background in PTSD surrounding combat. Seeking help in general, but especially following a traumatic event, is courageous. The first step is reaching out and I am here to assist you in this experience.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Addictions Trauma, Abuse Bipolar disorder

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

TN LPC 5475


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kelly Sheets. 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.

Kelly is reliably insightful and understands my needs very well

Written on Mar 03, 2024 after therapy with Kelly for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Only therapist I've had in 25 years that actually got it. First time ive felt seen. Cannot rave enough about Kelly.

Written on Oct 09, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

I had never been to a therapist before . she made me feel like it was natural and that i can tell her anything. Also knowing she is here to help me figure out how i need to guide myself in the direction i am looking for in my life.

Written on Jul 20, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Great listener you truly feel she wants to help and provides tools to help with issues. We need more Kelly’s in this world.

Written on Jun 14, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 6 months on issues concerning lgbt

Absolutely the best!!

Written on Mar 10, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Kelly is awesome! She stays in touch in between sessions if I have any pressing concerns. You can tell she is listening and not just hearing your words, which makes the time spent really valuable and more rewarding as it relates to every day life, accomplishing both long and short-term goals.

Written on Feb 18, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 6 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and grief