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.
• Grief and loss
• Anger Management
• Emotional regulation
• Coping Strategies
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder
EMDR, TBRI, TF-CBT, DBT, CBT, and ARC
Years of Experience: 15
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
AR LCSW 12677-C
RI LICSW ISW03777
FL LCSW SW21573
TN LCSW 7161
Starlett has been wonderful and helpful. She’s given me useful tools to help manage my anxiety and stress.
Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Starlett for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties
I have already recommended Ms Starlett and BetterHelp to others. Has been a great experience that has provided tools to help not just an ear that listens
Written on Aug 04, 2023 after therapy with Starlett for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
An amazing therapist.. she talks like a wise friend! She’s very down to earth and personable… highly recommend her services.
Written on Jun 28, 2023 after therapy with Starlett for 8 months on issues concerning self esteem, and anger management
She has been amazing!
Written on Jun 11, 2023 after therapy with Starlett for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
My phone therapy experience with Starlett Armstrong was truly transformative. Despite the lack of in-person sessions, her compassion and expertise shone through in our phone conversations and messaging. The convenience of this format allowed me to fit therapy into my schedule easily. Starlett's active listening, thoughtful responses, and tailored guidance created a safe and supportive space for personal growth. I gained valuable insights, practical tools, and coping strategies that positively impacted my life. I highly recommend Starlett for anyone seeking professional support.
Written on May 17, 2023 after therapy with Starlett for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, anger management, and career difficulties
Ms Starlett was kind, professional and set me on my path. I am GRATEFUL
Written on May 17, 2023 after therapy with Starlett for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue