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Sharie Kelley , LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and 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 and 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

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An absolute expert in navigating trauma. So thankful BettedHelp led me to her.

Written on Sep 15, 2023 after therapy with Sharie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Sharie Kelley is one of a kind. I love her words of wisdom and worldly advice.

Written on Jun 20, 2023 after therapy with Sharie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders

Sharie Kelley is amazing. Truly listens and respects you. She shared with me a breathing exercise that helps me to this day. 10/10

Written on May 29, 2023 after therapy with Sharie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Sharie is a great listener and has really helped me understand myself better.

Written on May 08, 2023 after therapy with Sharie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Sharie provides excellent therapy. She is a talented, compassionate, and genuinely sincere person, and I'm grateful that she was able to guide me through my depression.

Written on Mar 29, 2023 after therapy with Sharie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and grief

she’s so kind and has the most warming energy. i’ve only had two therapy appointments so far but she’s helped so much already

Written on Mar 10, 2023 after therapy with Sharie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders