Calm Waters Counseling Services, LLC

Changing the World, One life at a time.

"Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong." N. R. Narayana Murthy

Navigating Calm Waters
Affordable Therapy for a Balanced Life

Depression and Suicide prevention.

How do I know if I'm Depressed?

How Do I know if I’m depressed? Almost 20 million Americans experience depression ​yearly. Only 62% of people are receiving help. Those numbers grow as we are more isolated during COVID and our normal coping strategies are taken away, such as going to the gym, meeting with friends or getting some time away. It can interfere in our daily functioning, damage our relationships and lead to suicidal thoughts. According to the World Health Organization 800,000 people dies annually from Suicide and it is the 2nd leading cause of death between 15 – 29 year olds. It is estimated that for every completed suicides there are 25 attempted suicides. If you or a loved one have at least 3 of the following symptoms, you might have a form of depression: Loss of interest in normally pleasurable activities. Insomnia or sleeping too much. Isolation Irritability Loss of appetite Overeating Self-loathing Feeling that you have let people down. Difficulty concentrating Risky or Reckless behaviors Feelings of Hopelessness or despair Wishing you were dead or thoughts of suicide. If you suspect that you are suffering from depression, you are not alone. Please reach out to us for help. I can help you to realize that no matter how hopeless things feel at the moment, feelings are not permanent. We can work together on a Safety plan that will help you better cope when you feel hopeless, and to know when you need more help. If you are in crisis, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Suicide Prevention Lifeline The Crisis Text Line: TEXT HOME TO 741741.

  • Hi, My name is Diane Kelley and I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.  I received my Bachelors of Social Work from Long Island University, my Master of Social work from New York University and advanced training in Trauma care.. I have worked in Mental Health Outpatient Clinics and Community Centers, Recovery programs and Private Practice dealing with a large variety of mental health and substance abuse issues.

When people come to see me, they are usually in some sort of pain, whether it is anxiety, depression, guilt, trauma, addiction, shame or experiencing some sort of loss. Pain in itself is not a bad thing. It is our body informing us that something is wrong and needs to be changed. Therapy is simply learning healthier ways to deal with our lives and emotions and learning that we are not alone in how we feel.

We spend years going to school to improve how we deal with the world and even to improve how we drive our cars, Why wouldn’t we take the time to learn ways to improve how we live our lives?  If you are in pain and don’t know why, come talk to me  and together we will figure it out.


  • 1903 South Congress Avenue, Suite 340 Boynton Beach, FL, USA
  • Providing Tele-therapy throughout Florida Offering limited in office appointments
  • 1903 South Congress Avenue, Suite 340 Boynton Beach, FL, USA
  • Providing Tele-therapy throughout Florida Offering limited in office appointments

How do I make payments for teletherapy?

I accept all major credit cards.  You will keep a credit card on file and your fee will be charged at the time of services.  

What insurance to you accept?


If you have Aetna, Cigna, Oxford or an Optum/United Healthcare health insurance plan, please book on my Headway calendar here :

For all other listed insurances Please contact the office at
 561 408-8500

What if you are not in my network?

I realize that it is necessary for people seeking therapy to use their insurance for at least part of their payment.  We try to make the process as easy as possible.  We are presently applying to more insurance panels.  In the meantime, if we are not in your network, we will gladly submit your claim to your insurance company electronically on your behalf so you can get reimbursed as quickly as possible.  

You might want to check with your insurance beforehand to see how much they will pay for out of network benefits.
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