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Sharie Kelley, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Depression ADHD
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About me

I am an Oregon Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW). I am credentialed in addictions--CADC I, and I am also credentialed in MRT, a reality therapy which has been proven to be particularly effective in correctional institutions.
I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Hawaii Pacific College in Honolulu. I graduated with my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1989.
Living and working in Hawaii and having attended the School of Social Work where all of our classes had an emphasis on cultural awareness, grew my appreciation for cultural differences.
My goal through the years in the field of mental health has been to become versatile in working with all genders of all ages, cultures and religious beliefs. My general approach is psychoeducational. I do CBT. I am Adlerian in premise.
For the past seven years, my work has been in crisis intervention which means I have dealt with an array of clinical presentations such as suicidality, homicidality, psychosis, chronic mental illness, intoxication, and emotion dysregulation, in an array of locations such as emergency rooms, intensive care units, jails, police stations, offices, schools, respite facilities, residential facilities, homes, truck stops, businesses, fields, roads, and other public places.
Prior to crisis work, I worked as an outpatient therapist in a community mental health agency and prior to that I worked as a dual-diagnosis therapist in a methadone clinic where I did trauma treatment and addictions counseling. I am fully trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a brain stimulation technique for trauma treatment and anxiety.
During the first 13 years of my career, I did contract work as a child and family therapist, adoption social work, and I also had a private practice wherein I did individual therapy and couples' counseling.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Depression ADHD

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
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Messaging

License information

OR LCSW L7820

Reviews

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

Sharie is a great support for anyone who has ADHD ,and anyone who has an entrepreneurial lifestyle. Highly recommended.

Written on May 25, 2024 after therapy with Sharie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

I wish I was better at language so I could describe Sharie Kelley as eloquently as she deserves. She has provided me path to heal, and a space in which I am validated. She is genuine and is truly invested.

Written on May 24, 2024 after therapy with Sharie for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

10/10

Written on May 24, 2024 after therapy with Sharie for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

I always feel better after talking to my therapist!

Written on Dec 13, 2023 after therapy with Sharie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’ve had great sessions with her that helped a lot!

Written on Nov 17, 2023 after therapy with Sharie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

She Listens, provides practical suggestions and strategies.
Empathic and realistic at the same time. Great attitude and she helps you relax and regain perspective.

Written on Nov 17, 2023 after therapy with Sharie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties