Starlett Armstrong

LCSW

About Me

Hello!

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.

Specialties:
• 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:
EMDR, TBRI, TF-CBT, DBT, CBT, and ARC

Years of Experience: 15


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TN LCSW 7161


Reviews

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.

Written by T.A. on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Starlett for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

My personal growth has been tremendous, in the two years I have been working through CBT and Trauma therapy with Starlett. She has an amazing way of listening, then is able to inform me of the reality of situations. Having someone who is honest and respectful, is the kindest thing to me. Telling you the things you need to hear, in a respectful manner. I have someone who is constantly in my corner. I want to say thank you.

Written by A.P. on Sep 11, 2022 after therapy with Starlett for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue

Starlett is a jewel. She is wonderful.

Written by P.A. on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Starlett for 3 weeks on issues concerning grief, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

She is amazing!

Written by J.A. on Mar 05, 2022 after therapy with Starlett for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have already started recommending Starlett and the Better Help application to others that travel extensively.

Written by D.A. on Oct 25, 2021 after therapy with Starlett for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I loved that Star wanted to focus on getting my stress manageable before diving into history and things like that. She is amazing as a sound board and also great in guiding me to new perspectives.

Written by T.A. on Apr 20, 2021 after therapy with Starlett for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

I cannot express how thankful I am to have met Starlett. She took the time to listen and get to know me and truly understand my struggles. Starlett never rushed our sessions and was always actively paying attention and giving me skills to use that were practical and truly made a difference in my life. Starlett help me get through a really challenging life transition and I will forever be grateful.

Written by C.H. on Mar 20, 2021 after therapy with Starlett for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Scarlett is a great therapist and listens to how I feel without judgement. I've learned great coping skills from her and will continue to see her weekly to learn more.

Written by L.E. on Feb 06, 2021 after therapy with Starlett for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Starlett has been wonderful in meeting me where I’m at and being a great sounding board for where I’m going

Written by S.T. on Jan 30, 2021 after therapy with Starlett for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ms. Armstrong is a wonderful counselor. She taught me so many things, was very patient with me and helped me through some things when I felt like no one could help me. Shes a great listener, and very easy to talk to.

Work with me!