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Kellie Kiernan

Online only

Accepting new clients
Provides online counseling through BetterHelp. This is a sponsored listing.

About me

I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in Ohio with 15 years of experience working with adult FEMALE clients 18 years old and up. My areas of focus include anxiety (excludes moderate/severe treatment-resistant depression/ anxiety, meaning symptoms have not responded despite adequate treatment), stress management, trauma, grief/loss/bereavement, self-esteem/confidence, assertive communication, and developing boundaries . My hours of operation are M-F 7a-545p. Messages sent to me outside of a scheduled appt, will be responded to within 24-48hrs. Feel free to plug yourself into my schedule for an initial consultation and assessment of the issues that bring you to therapy. From there we can see if I'm a good match for you based on my expertise.

The first session is an initial consultation of the issues that bring a client to therapy. From there it will be decided if it's a good match based on therapist expertise and client's issues.

Moderate-severe treatment-resistant (symptoms have not responded despite adequate treatment) depression and or anxiety, physical health conditions, somatic symptom disorder (SSD), illness anxiety disorder (IAD), career issues/dissatisfaction (seek out career counselor), mood disorders, ADHD, OCD, substance abuse (drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, pornography, shopping, etc.-seek out LICDC-licensed independent chemical dependency counselor), autism spectrum disorders, marriage/couples issues/family therapy issues/parenting issues (seek out MFT-marriage family therapist), borderline and Narcissistic personality disorders, recurring nightmares, eating disorders, severe chronic phobias, schizophrenia or psychosis, fetishes, sexual disorders, or gender issues/gender dysphoria. If you need support in any of these areas, please seek out other therapists who list these areas of expertise in their profile description.

My therapy approach consists of an eclectic combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused, existential, Jungian, Adlerian, Gestalt, integrative/holistic, psychodynamic, humanistic, mindfulness-based, art therapy (I am a registered art therapist and have a master's degree in art therapy in addition to a master's degree in counseling - in order to be an art therapist and to practice art therapy, one must have a master's degree in AT), emotionally focused therapy, and interpersonal therapy. I intend to create an open and safe environment where thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can be shared and explored without judgment. Congratulations on taking your first steps towards change and a more fulfilling life.

* The appropriate environment for therapy is in a private, quiet space that prohibits any interruptions/distractions, so that you can fully focus and get the most out of the time you set aside to work on you:)
*If a client is more than 7 min late to a session, the session is canceled, and they can reschedule at their convenience.
* Clinical notes, legal documents, FMLA docs, disability docs, DSM-5 diagnosis, letters, applications, or any other forms or document requests are prohibited and will not be provided for any reason.
*Clients must physically be in and reside in the state of Ohio for each session. Driving or traveling while in session is not permitted (safety issue)


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