Kelsey Hackler

LCSW

About me

Since earning my master’s degree in social work from the University of South Florida in 2012, my career path has led me to gain experience working with individuals faced with a multitude of mental health diagnoses. For nearly a decade I have been working with people suffering from depression, anxiety schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anger management, low self-esteem, and trauma related issues. I have extensive experience working with adolescents ages 13-19 on issues surrounding anger/conflict resolution skills, delinquency, court ordered evaluation and treatment, substance abuse, school related issues, behavioral issues, self-esteem, family relationships, and independent living skills.

The teenage years can be a scary time filled with fear and uncertainty. They often feel their concerns are not taken seriously and that their voice, thoughts and opinions do not matter. My goal is to ensure that after every session, your teenager feels heard, understood, and validated. I aim to help teenagers gain confidence navigating life's challenges and for them to feel they are not alone and someone does care.

My approach with teenagers is straight-forward, down to earth, and realistic. I believe that when working with adolescents of any age, there MUST be parent and/or caregiver involvement and participation. That being said, my teenaged clients can take comfort in knowing that I will maintain their confidentiality, I will not pass judgement, and I will always treat them with respect. Having been a troubled youth once myself, I understand what they are going through and believe that I can help.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

FL LCSW Sw12929


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kelsey Hackler. 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 on Nov 17, 2022 after therapy with Kelsey for 10 months

She’s awesome

Written on Nov 04, 2022 after therapy with Kelsey for 6 months

We went through several therapists before finding the right fit for my son. Kelsey has been wonderful.

Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Kelsey for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, and coping with life changes

Working with Kelsey is wonderful. It is so easy to connect with her through teencounseling.com. I feel like she listens to and cares about me. She always has helpful exercises to increase my self awareness and achieve my goals. I feel safe in her care.

Written on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Kelsey for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Kelsey is an active listener as well as gentle with her words. She is also very insightful. Highly recommend her!

Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Kelsey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Hackler is great. She listens and gives great techniques and perspectives to combat negative feelings and thoughts. I've only had her for about 3 weeks and I get excited to go to our sessions to talk because she really helps to change my perspective and feel better.

Written on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Kelsey for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and career difficulties

Kelsey is very attentive to her clients' needs and concerns and offers supportive guidance and techniques for improving their overall quality of life. I highly recommend Kelsey as a therapist and trust her expertise.

Written on May 28, 2022 after therapy with Kelsey for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I’ve been with Miss Kelsey for several months treating Complex PTSD originating from severe and persistent physical and mental child abuse. This has been a debilitating disorder for most of my life, and I was prevented from achieving my potential in all areas of my life. Miss Kelsey has fostered rapid improvement and alleviation of much of the suffering that once defined my entire life. We still have a lot to work on, but I implicitly trust Kelsey as my guide. She is a compassionate and genuine person, and it’s these traits as a clinician that are helping me begin to nurture compassion for myself, slowly but surely.

Written on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Kelsey for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Kelsey is very knowledgeable and practices an array of therapy techniques that have already helped me process and accept certain things I've been holding onto for a long time. She has provided me with resources and handouts that've helped me process some of the hardest obstacles of my life. She is compassionate, understanding, and attentive on our calls. She gives me the time and space I need to process my feelings, and thought processes. She provides me with a new perspective. I very much recommend her.

Written on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Kelsey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I have been in therapy for over 10 years and am so excited to have found teencounseling.com. It is so much more affordable, and flexible, I couldn't ask for more b

Written on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Kelsey for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Kelsey is amazing! I only have positive things to say. 10/10 experience with her!

Written on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Kelsey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kelsey is attentive, personable, responsive, and easy to talk to. We had a connection immediately and she has offered great suggestions to overcome some real struggles in my life. Highly recommend!

Written on Dec 30, 2021 after therapy with Kelsey for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Kelsey is very knowledgeable, with a range of therapy tools and techniques to share. I’m slowly starting to feel better, and I am grateful. Kelsey is also a very empathetic and straightforward communicator, which makes me feel supported, too.

Written on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Kelsey for 2 weeks

She made me feel very validated and helped me figure out an answer I’ve been looking for almost my whole life.

Written on Dec 05, 2021 after therapy with Kelsey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I just started with Kelsey a couple of weeks ago and so far, I love her! She listens to me, she asks questions, she wants to get to know me better so that she can help me understand and teach me the right way to cop with my "issues". I have a lot of faith in Kelsey and I feel very comfortable talking with her. I feel as though I am heard and that I mean something to someone.

Written on Nov 20, 2021 after therapy with Kelsey for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Kelsey is a very talented active listening therapist with lots of great techniques and tools to help you work through any sort of trauma or personal hold up. She’s thoughtful, intelligent and kind and I highly recommend her!

Written on Oct 30, 2021 after therapy with Kelsey for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Kelsey is at once supportive, genuine, and a great listener and processor of motivations. I had not expected to bond with a therapist so quickly and share my fears and hopes. Kelsey makes it easy to get to the issue at hand and help you focus and hold you accountable to the inner work we need to do to take back our health and find our peace!

Thanks, Kelsey!

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