Jim Kelly, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Jim-KellyI have been in private practice since 1988. I have contracted with helping agencies to provide consultation and training and with Belmont University to provide counseling to students. I have been happily married for many years and am the proud father of two grown sons. At this point in my life I believe I bring a depth of both professional and personal experience to my work. I fully engage with my clients to best understand and guide them. I listen carefully for core issues, themes, and patterns that block progress and growth in order to facilitate a process that equips clients to live life with more insight, skill, and consciousness.



Services Provided

  • Individual Therapy
  • Marriage/Relationship Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Parent Consultation

Approach to Counseling
My style is interactive, supportive, and instructive. I aim to foster learning and growth by helping clients develop insight, self-awareness, coping skills, interpersonal skills, and skills specific to marriage, relationships, life direction, and parenting. I create a safe, supportive, and collaborative environment for this process.

Client Groups Served

  • Adults of all ages
  • Adolescents
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents

Practice Areas

  • Depression/Anxiety/Stress
  • Marital / Relationship Problems
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Divorce Adjustment
  • Adolescent Emotional/Behavioral Problems
  • Parent-Child Problems
  • Career and Life Direction Issues
  • Loss and Grief


  • Private Psychotherapy Practice since 1988
  • Author of How to Be the Adult in the Room
  • Twenty-one years of contract work with Belmont University providing psychotherapy for students
  • Nineteen years of contract work providing consultation and training for agencies servicing troubled adolescents and families
  • Thirteen years in agencies providing residential treatment for adolescents

Personal Information

  • I have a long lasting and happy marriage.
  • I have a fulfilling relationship with my two grown sons.
  • I enjoy outdoor activities, time with friends and family, reading, and movies.
  • I have worked through my own share of human issues.
  • I honor matters of spiritual faith.
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