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

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iNTRODUCTIONS


iNTRODUCTIONS
  • Hi, My name is Diane Kelley and I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  I received my Bachelors of Social Work from Long Island University and my Master of Social work from New York University. I have worked in both Mental Health Outpatient Clinics and Community Centers dealing with a large variety of mental health 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.

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  • Serving Florida via Tel-etherapy

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.

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Payment and Insurance F.A.Q


How do I make payments for teletherapy?

I accept all major credit cards through IVYPAY.  IVYPAY is an app that is HIPAA compliant, so your information is safe.  You will keep a credit card on file and I will charge your fee at the time of services.  Even I never see your credit card information.

https://www.talktoivy.com/ivypay




What insurance to you accept?

CIGNA   www.cigna.com
BLUE CROSS / BLUE SHIELD
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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.