Kelly Smith - Handel Behavioral Health
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Counselors & Appointments

Kelly Smith, LADC I

For Telehealth/Online & Franklin Appointments

(617) 958-6318 View Availability Join Virtual Waiting Room

Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look” -Jodi Picoul

Counseling Style

Kelly (Her/She) provides positive, strength-based, person-centered therapy. Kelly creates a warm, empathic, non-judgmental environment for her patients. Kelly focuses on the strengths, needs and goals of the patient and supports the patient each step of the way. Kelly uses humor and relaxation/mindfulness throughout her sessions.


Kelly earned her master’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University in 2017 and then received her License Alcohol and Drug Counselor-I (LADCI) from Assumption college in 2020. Kelly has a diverse working experience that includes child and families, dual diagnosis, substance abuse, and mental health treatment within an outpatient and in-home setting.


  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger's Counseling
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Substance Related/Addictive Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Self-Injurious Behaviors/Self-harm
  • Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD/ADD)
  • Academic/Occupational/Work Issues/Career
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety/Panic/Phobias

Clinical Modalities + Treatments

  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Starting therapy can be scary but Kelly will help calm your nerves and show you how therapy can be beneficial by creating a more positive and healthier lifestyle. All you need to do is take the first step and the rest we will do together.

Authored Articles & Interviews

Headshot of clinician with pink, blue, green and yellow background made of overlapping transparent marks that look grass or bamboo like.

Finding Inner Strength: Kelly Smith, LADC I

July 25, 2023

A man and woman, seen from behind, are sitting on top of flower and plant covered rocks. Half of the photograph on the left includes the man companion and is beautifully colored with light teal and green, while the right side includes the depressed and potentially suicidal woman in black and white. The caring man's colored arm is reaching into the black and white frame, with his hand on her shoulder.

How to Support a Loved One at Risk of Suicide

September 15, 2023