Kelly Roberts, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor
M.Ed, LMHC, LPC
I was born in a suburb of Chicago, IL, lived in Tulsa, OK, and was raised in Arlington, TX. I was a sensitive, yet social child, seeking out people and solitude. When I was 15, my best friend was killed in a car accident and this loss led me to become active in the church and in my Christian faith. In college I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. I then worked in childcare, pet sitting, and with Southwest Airlines in the reservation department. I then returned to the University of North Texas where I obtained my Master’s Degree in Counselor Education. At this point I had a one-year-old and I took the next twelve years to raise her and her two younger brothers. During this time, I homeschooled for a few years, was a pastor’s wife, helped my husband with his faith-based business and enjoyed being a stay at home mom.
In 2014, I left these and opened my own private practice in Union, MO. The years of 2010-2014 were rewarding and challenging as I became a widow, single mother, new wife and stepmom, moved to a new town, and started my own business.
I lived in Union, MO from 2012-2020 and moved to Nocatee/Ponte Vedra, FL in May 2020 when my youngest son graduated from high school and entered the army.
My husband Don and I have four cats and we enjoy the outdoors, cooking, traveling, eating out, and watching movies. Personally, I enjoy walking, visiting with friends, and reading. I lead a women’s Bible study in my community and volunteer at Starling assisted living. Recently I was voted Best Counselor in Ponte Vedra for 2023. I am a member of the St Johns Chamber of Commerce and FAVOB- Florida Association of Veteran Owned Businesses. I look forward to two new things this fall- being a first time grandma and being new member of Women’s Business Owners of Northeast Florida.
I have spent time in family counseling as a teenager with my mother, as a young adult overcoming emotional eating, premarital counseling, marital counseling, and for anxiety as a young adult. Recently I have been involved with GriefShare, a grief recovery support group, as I grieved the death of a close family member. I know what it’s like to be both the receiver and the giver of counsel! I want to give to my clients what my counselors have given me: to feel heard, to have hope, to provide empathy and understanding and words of Wisdom. These qualities are what I, as a Christian counselor, can give to help my clients work through their difficulties and struggles.
Take the next step by scheduling an appointment, and start your journey to becoming more productive and at peace.