Hello! I have been a practicing social worker for over 30 years. I am licensed in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. I have many years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families dealing with a range of issues in a variety of settings. Currently, I work primarily with teens and adults in their attempts to navigate challenging transitions.
Life is full of transitions. These may include adjusting to college, beginning your first job, changing or losing a job, moving, getting married, welcoming and parenting a new baby, separating or divorcing, retiring, the passing of a loved one, or adjusting to life as an immigrant or ex-pat. Navigating these transitions -- even when they are joyful -- can be stressful and sometimes lead to anxiety and depression.
I consider myself to be an eclectic therapist as I utilize several different approaches such as solution-focused brief therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy. Initially, I’ll conduct an assessment and based on the outcome will select approaches that are best for you. Research has shown that tailoring therapy to clients can enhance their treatment outcomes. By working together, I can assist you in developing or strengthening effective coping skills or problem-solving strategies that will better help you in the future.
I have flexible hours to accommodate your work schedule. I appreciate your effort in reaching out and encourage you to contact me with any questions you might have. I look forward to us possibly working together.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LA LCSW 2540
MS LCSW C10142
AL LICSW 4991C
Dr. Kelly has been a tremendous support. I have deeply valued her patience, compassion, expertise, and insights as we work through a number of important topics together.
Written on Aug 31, 2023 after therapy with Michele for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Michele is a wonderful therapist. She listens, is respectful, and is amazing at putting words into feelings that I am not able to express. t's a joy to see her every week. Whenever we have a session, I walk away with feelings of optimism and hope. I have recommended BetterHelp to a couple of friends because it's working well for me. I
Written on Jul 12, 2023 after therapy with Michele for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Dr Kelly is a God send. She’s truly is a blessing and is amazing at helping get through my divorce
Written on May 12, 2023 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Dr. Kelly , is amazing . She’s extremely patient and resourceful .
Written on Apr 15, 2023 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
Dr. Kelly listens to me and is very understanding and empathetic but in a helpful and productive way. I feel like I have made grown and been able to start healing since I have started working with her.
Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Michele for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd