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Starlett Armstrong, LICSW, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Anger management Self esteem Bipolar disorder
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About me


Welcome to Better Help. My name is Starlett Armstrong and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in the state of Tennessee. I have several years’ experience in the behavioral health arena, and I am certain that my knowledge, skills, and abilities will make me an excellent clinician with the Better Help Team. I am a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, in Michigan where I began my career.

As a past protective service specialist for the State of Tennessee as well as Michigan, I acquired many skills during my experience in child and family services. Using forensic interviewing, solution-focused planning, crisis intervention, evidence gathering techniques, and necessary court actions I have a thorough understanding and knowledge of youth and families as well as the legal operations related to minors. I have conducted several forensic interviews in an effort to determine whether abuse or neglect had occurred. Working with abused and neglected children allowed me the opportunity to utilize solution-focused techniques along with a trauma-informed approach while conducting crisis interventions with children and families to preserve the family unit.

Additionally, I have experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults in crisis. As a past crisis counselor for Youth Villages, I was afforded the opportunity to assess children and adolescents in times of crisis. I diagnosed severe and persistent mental illnesses through clinical assessments, risk assessments, and client evaluations. And when deemed necessary, I facilitated in-patient psychiatric treatment for the safety of the children and families. As a previous Social Work Consultant for the University of Tennessee, I worked with the foster care and juvenile justice workers to assure that children entering the State’s custody received the proper services and level of care.

For the past 10 years, I have been the Director of Clinical Services for a 73-bed residential facility; however, approximately one year ago, inherited a 30-bed psychiatric hospital that treats children, adolescents, and adult patients. Because I treat patients with trauma histories; therefore, I became a certified clinical trauma professional. Additionally, I am trained in EMDR, TBRI, TF-CBT, DBT, and CBT. I am confident that my knowledge, skills, and abilities make me a superior candidate for your treatment needs. Your consideration of me as your therapist is greatly appreciated.

• Trauma
• Grief and loss
• Anger Management
• Emotional regulation
• Coping Strategies
• Self-esteem
• Depression

Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder

Clinical approaches:

Years of Experience: 15

Professional experience

15yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information


TN LCSW 7161


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

Starlett is an amazing therapist. She is kind and helps me unpack a lot of what is in my head. She is a wonderful listener and has helped me in healing and processing.

Written on Feb 01, 2023 after therapy with Starlett for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue

It’s been great!

Written on Jan 13, 2023 after therapy with Starlett for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

With just one session I was taught a anger management technique that I use daily. Thank you ❤️

Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Starlett for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Starlet has truly helped me on my journey. She is an active listener and offers sound advice. She has never made me feel cornered but renewed. She is knowledgeable in her field and I am truly blessed to have her as my therapist. I plan to keep her!

Written on Dec 10, 2022 after therapy with Starlett for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem, and anger management

I have only had 1 session with a Scarlett but so far, so great! She asks questions to get to know you and your background more, she listens, make me feel comfortable and cares!

Written on Nov 05, 2022 after therapy with Starlett for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Scarlett is absolutely wonderful! She is a great listener and was able to teach me how to cope with my anxiety. Highly recommended!

Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Starlett for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues