About Me

My name is Kevin Farrell and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California (#22616). I have almost 20 years experience as a Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist. I previously had a successful career in media and in my mid-30s I returned to school to obtain a Masters Degree in Social Work in order to find a more rewarding career path for myself. As a Psychotherapist, I have worked with a wide variety of adults and I use a range of therapeutic tools. I view therapy as a partnership and for me the most important aspect of therapy is the therapeutic alliance, which refers to the quality and strength of the collaborative relationship between client and therapist. This is strongest when there is agreement on goals and objectives. I work closely with each client to establish goals and achieve a strong alliance built on mutual trust.

I utilize an eclectic approach to therapy with reliance on core theoretical concepts from Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Existential Therapy, among others. I tend to emphasize solution-focused strategies that assist a client in understanding themselves, improving their problem-solving/coping techniques, and building resiliency for future challenges. I seek ongoing feedback and collaboration with clients to evaluate and improve a client's experience in therapy.

I have been told that my non-judgmental style engages people and they find me respectful, sincere, and easy to relate to. My primary goal with clients is to successfully address a client's challenges in order to improve overall quality of life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #22616 (Expires: 2024-05-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kevin Farrell. 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 by O.L. on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Kevin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kevin has without a doubt completely restored my faith in therapy (and possibly humanity) and has already transformed my life for the better, his professionalism and expertise is second to none, he frequently challenges my thinking and thought process and regularly provides me with a safe space to delve into the more deeper recesses of my mind to discuss difficult topics/experiences and I feel consistently seen & heard. Often I find myself leaving each session a little more happier, healthier and above all a more realised and understood version of myself with a bit more mental fortitude.

Written by M.I. on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Kevin for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Im very pleased with my experience with Kevin

Written by K.A. on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Kevin for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Working with Kevin has been a great pleasure.

He is attentive, open-minded, and has offered me a great deal of encouragement and problem-solving techniques to help me deal with the problems I was facing.

With his help I was able to tackle a difficult situation I was facing, and the outcome helped me reduce a lot of stress and anxiety.

Written by S.C. on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Kevin for 3 months on issues concerning lgbt, and intimacy-related issues

Kevin is a thoughtful, considerate and supportive therapist, and I always look forward to our sessions. Cannot recommend him highly enough.

Written by A.N. on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Kevin for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem

Kevin is, to put it simply, the most empathetic therapist I've ever encountered. Not only is he very professional but also VERY human. That, combined with his vast experience, makes you feel safe from the moment you meet him.

Thank you, Kevin, I can't recommend you enough.

I reach out to him due to a health condition that left me homebound. His vast experience with

Written by K.C. on Jan 22, 2022 after therapy with Kevin for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and compassion fatigue

Kevin is a caring and supportive person, with great integrity, who offers perspective and insight. He helps me to understand things in new ways and verbalise feelings so I can handle them better. He is very human, which I can't say about other therapists I have had, and this means I feel safe and able to raise more complex/difficult thoughts and experiences. He offers challenge and also offers a lot of joy, which for me, is really important. Can't recommend him enough.

Written by R.A. on Dec 03, 2021 after therapy with Kevin for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Kevin is a down to earth, very easy to talk to, friendly, understanding, and compassionate therapist.

He follows up and is really invested in my health. I'm so glad to have found him

Written by D.E. on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Kevin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and lgbt

Kevin is a great listener and very empathic. He is intuitive, encouraging, and provides a comfortable space for discussing hard topics. He has helped me accept my current circumstances while making positive changes.

Written by S.H. on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Kevin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Kevin seems fairly supportive and understanding. He is patient with me and allows me to verbalize my concerns before responding with advice or support

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