Kelly Chaiken-Crooks


About Me

Hello. My name is Kelly and I am a compassionate Licensed Professional Counselor and I am a Counseling Supervisor with over 5 years of experience working with youth, teenagers, families in both outpatient and community settings. I have worked with teens most of my career. I supervised a homebased counseling program at a community mental health agency where I went to court and advocated for teens, helped teens navigate with academic issues, helped teens and parents learn to communicate more effectively with one another and other issues. I strive to foster a trusting, non-judgmental and safe environment for my clients so they can increase their awareness and achieve their most optimal growth.

My approach to counseling is an eclectic blend of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am also trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I understand that counseling is not a one-size-fits-all, so collaboration is essential in developing a treatment plan that is suitable for your goals and emotional growth. I want to work with you and make adjustments that are designed to help you achieve your goals and growth potential.

You have already begun the work to achieving your goals by seeking counseling. Everyone needs a form of support in the journey of life. I will be honest with you as well as supportive, and confidential. I believe in telling a person what they need to hear, even when it is not always what that person wants to hear to achieve goals. I look forward to meeting with you to develop strategies that will support you on your journey.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #6401017925 (Expires: 2023-05-31)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kelly Chaiken-Crooks. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written by K.I. on Jun 11, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 8 months

The best therapist my daughter has had. Love her

Written by D.E. on Dec 15, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I’m really looking forward to our next session. I feel lucky to have therapist that knows exactly what’s going on! She is GREAT!!

Written by J.O. on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 3 weeks

Kelly is awesome. I felt comfortable with her within minutes of talking the first time and was excited for her to work with my daughter.

Written by C.A. on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks

Our initial session with Kelly was excellent. Both Mylei and I commented to each other that she was already more helpful than any other therapist in the past!

Work with me!