Rebecca Abbott Kelley, LCSW

Rebecca Abbott Kelley, LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Work
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Work - C002723
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 21254
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4096 Barrett Dr
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609 - United States
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Most folks I work with tell me that the hardest part of therapy was coming in for the first appointment. I understand how vulnerable it feels to reach out to someone to discuss very personal details of your life, thoughts, and feelings that you don't share with others. A respectful, non-judging relationship is one of the most important parts of a relationship with a therapist.

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working with individuals and couples for the past 20 years, I strive to maintain that respectful, dignified, and judgement-free space so you can explore the necessary parts of your life that need attention. Using the strengths you already have, we move towards getting rid of behaviors, thoughts, and patterns that don't work for you anymore and replace them with healthier alternatives.

It is important to understand that talk therapy is very beneficial but sometimes people with specific challenges such as depression may benefit from medication. If I feel that you need to see a psychiatrist (a medical doctor who specializes in prescribing psychotropic medications), I will refer you for a medication evaluation. If needed, you would see the psychiatrist for medication, but continue to see me for talk therapy.

Email or Call Rebecca Abbott Kelley, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21254

More Info About My Practice

I accept the following insurance plans: Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cigna, UBH/UHC, and Aetna. To simplify your therapy experience, I will file your insurance claim for you. If you do not have medical insurance, please discuss what options are available. I offer daytime hours as well as evening hours one day a week.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Because of my own mindfulness meditation practice, I especially enjoy working with issues related to anxiety, depression, addiction, emotional eating and body image issues, and adult ADHD.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

The transformation that people make going through the therapeutic process is awe inspiring. It is a privilege to be on the therapeutic journey as someone changes, gets stronger, and experiences more clarification with each session.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

I am not shy about letting my clients know that I have benefitted from therapy. Not only benefitted, but I thoroughly appreciated (enjoyed, even) the process. Not every session was easy, but the hard work was well worth it. As a life long learner, I continue to read, work, and learn in an effort to experience as much joy and contentment in my life as possible. It has been said that pain is inevitable and suffering is optional. I strive to reduce the suffering in my life and have the same hope for others.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Group Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Therapy

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