Kelly Bellis

(MA, LMHC, LPC)
Therapist Kelly Bellis Photo

About Me

Hello, and welcome to Faithful Counseling! I commend you for taking this step to reach out and improve your quality of life. I know from experience that it takes courage to initiate change and ask for help, and I’m so glad you’re here. My name is Kelly, and I am a licensed counselor in both Tennessee and Iowa. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Psychology, and I completed my Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2004. For more than 15 years I have been in the counseling field, and offering help and hope to others has been one of the greatest joys of my life.

I am a devoted Christian, and my faith is the foundation of my life. I believe that a Christian worldview is essential for having a right perspective on ourselves, our struggles, and even our goals. I would never impose my own beliefs on anyone, but I would like my clients who are seeking a Christian counselor to be assured that I am filtering my own thoughts, words, and worldview through the lens of Scripture and my personal relationship with Christ. Prayer is very important to me as well as I seek guidance in how to best respond to clients. I am not relying solely on my own strength and experience, and I look to God to empower and equip me to help others.

I have experience working with varying ages, backgrounds, and presenting problems. Some of the issues I have seen the most frequently include depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, and life transitions. I have also been trained in EMDR, a therapy model that is helpful with reprocessing trauma and improving cognitive distortions. I consider my approach to be eclectic and tailored to each individual’s needs and goals. I incorporate elements of person-centered and solution-focused therapy along with some cognitive-behavioral strategies. However, I truly believe that the most important factor in therapy and the best indicator of success is the client-counselor relationship. I strive to display warmth, empathy, compassion, genuineness, and acceptance with each person I am privileged to serve.

My desire is to work with you to help you live your best life, maximizing the strengths you already have and making positive changes in your need areas. I would like to assist you in improving your insight and empowering you to achieve lasting personal growth. I believe there is always hope, and sometimes a fresh, unbiased perspective is invaluable. I am really looking forward to being part of your journey toward greater health and wholeness.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #095568 (Expires: 2022-09-30)

LPC #2363 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by L.E. on Jul 24, 2021 after counseling with Kelly for 1 year and 2 months

Kelly is so knowledgeable and insightful. She has a great memory and is able to keep track of all the things we’ve discussed so easily. She checks in, she follows up, she really cares and understands. She is so intentional!

Written by E.M. on May 03, 2020 after counseling with Kelly for 10 months

Kelly has helped me navigate the changes in my life and has been invaluable in my healing process!

Written by D.A. on Nov 13, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 3 months

Kelly has been amazing to talk to! She’s helped me get through one of the toughest times in my life and come out so much better than before.

Written by M.A. on Aug 17, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 2 weeks

I thank Kelly very much for her time, and for understanding my situation.

Written by A.L. on Jul 24, 2019 after counseling with Kelly for 1 month

Kelly has been really good about responding to me quickly and she has really good things to say that I feel like I can trust.