Last edited 03/01/2024

Lisa Kelley LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Lisa Kelley Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a mother of teenagers and a 20 year resident of the Johns Creek/Duluth community, I know that expectations for families around here are high and wanting our children to be successful is important but can often lead to high levels of anxiety, depression and burnout both for the kids and for the parents.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Lisa Kelley is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience helping families in the Duluth/Johns Creek/Suwanee communities. Since completing her graduate degree, she has worked with a variety of clients in many different settings including inpatient, residential, outpatient, and home-based care. These varied work experiences have given her the opportunity to become proficient in completing biopsychosocial assessments, a variety of therapeutic interventions, parenting skills education, and community resource referrals. Lisa specializes in working with adolescents, adults, and their families facing issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and many other stressors that come along with the various life stages families encounter. Lisa completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Ohio State University in 2000 and holds a state of Georgia clinical license (LCSW). During her course of study, she completed two clinical practicums to enhance her assessment and diagnostic skills. Her theoretical approach is based on a combination of family systems theory, existential therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. The most central ideas in this work are that families are a system made up of individual parts. If one part of the system is not functioning properly, then the entire system is affected. This can show itself in a variety of ways: a child that is acting out, an adolescent who is taking unusual risks, or a parent disengaging with the rest of the family. As the therapist, she sees her role as a collaborative one to assist the family system return to its functioning state. This can be accomplished by working with the entire family or assisting the family in rearranging their system to accommodate for changes (death of a family member, divorce, etc.). Lisa also sees therapy as an educational process. She often employs cognitive behavioral techniques along with existential therapy techniques when working with family systems. With adolescents and parents, these techniques include identifying unhealthy, negative beliefs and behaviors and replacing them with healthy, positive ones. It s based on the idea that your own thoughts, not other people/situations, determine how you behave and cope. This work also involves increasing mindful awareness of thoughts that are driving unhealthy or unhelpful behaviors/feelings and looking for potential meaning in the difficult times all humans experience. Lisa was raised in nearby Asheville, NC, and has been living and working in the Suwanee, GA area since 2001. She is an active member of this community and feels it is a wonderful place to live. Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis, and volunteering with Adopt A Golden Atlanta. Her goal is to create a practice where she can do the job she loves and still have the flexibility to stay involved with her children and their activities. Over the years, she has found that many families are experiencing the same life-stage struggles she finds herself in every day and works hard to create a therapeutic environment that is casual, comfortable, and empathetic for all family members. She would welcome the opportunity to share this unique therapeutic setting with you and be of help to you and your family.





Sexuality Based Issues

General Expertise





Anger management

Bipolar disorder

Divorce & separation

Gender identity & transgender health

In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP

Georgia Blue Shield




First Session$200
Individual Therapy$160
Marriage & Couples Counseling$160
Family Therapy$160
Group Therapy$160

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


Compassion-Focused Therapy


  • Georgia, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CSW003314


Master's Degree in Social Work, Ohio State University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Duluth, Duluth, GA

Frequently Asked Questions About Lisa Kelley, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Lisa Kelley, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Lisa Kelley accepting new clients?

Yes, Lisa Kelley is accepting new clients for online therapy in Georgia and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Duluth, 6290 Abbotts Bridge Rd Suite 304, Duluth, GA, 30097.

Does Lisa Kelley accept insurance?

Yes, Lisa Kelley accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Georgia Blue Shield, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Lisa Kelley offer?

Lisa Kelley offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Lisa Kelley offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Lisa Kelley offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Duluth, 6290 Abbotts Bridge Rd Suite 304, Duluth, GA, 30097.

Does Lisa Kelley offer online therapy?

Yes, Lisa Kelley offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Georgia.

How quickly can I see Lisa Kelley?

Lisa Kelley typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Lisa Kelley speak?

Lisa Kelley conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Lisa Kelley online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Lisa Kelley online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.