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Kelly Walsh, LISW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
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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.

Professional experience

31yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

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License information

OH LISW I.1801129-SUPV


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.

Kelly has been helping me recover from an abusive relationship with a parent, which led me to go no-contact with this parent. I feel that Kelly completely understands my situation, and I do appreciate her guidance through the different challenges that I have faced since making this decision. I would highly recommend her to anyone trying to heal from an abusive relationship.

Written on May 19, 2024 after therapy with Kelly for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting issues

Kelly is amazing.

Written on Mar 25, 2024 after therapy with Kelly for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, and adhd

Kelly is amazing. She seems to truly care about your problems and is very easy to talk to.

Written on Nov 29, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 4 months on issues concerning anger management

Kelly is great, I always feel heard and supported

Written on Sep 14, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Kelly is empathic warm and kind. She is very good at maintaining boundaries and creating a healthy and safe space for me to work out my own struggles in a vulnerable way. She is incrid trustworthy and has never once said or done anything questionable. I have had a string of bad therapists and she is such a breathe of fresh air compared to them. So caring but still professional. I honestly didn't know this combo was possible. When I begin my graduate work I want to be half the therapist she is. She is really the top quality.

Written on Aug 31, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 4 months on issues concerning lgbt, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Positive strength based approach and a great listener. She’ll lead you in the right direction to heal yourself.

Written on Jun 21, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd