Biography

Kelly Belmontes, LMHC
Therapist
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Mrs. Kelly Belmontes is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York. She is a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in Training, and a National Certified Counselor.

Mrs. Belmontes graduated from Syracuse University with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Addiction. Kelly is currently a doctoral candidate in the Counseling and Counselor Education Program at Syracuse University during which she completed a cognate in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Kelly has worked with a diverse population of clients with a variety of diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, Bipolar, and personality disorders. She has a particular interest in helping clients with substance use issues. Mrs. Belmontes utilizes evidence-based treatment methods such as CBT supplemented by other interventions that meet client needs such as motivational interviewing and dialectical behavioral therapy. Her interpersonal skills and cultural awareness have allowed her to foster meaningful relationships with clients of varying cultural identities in a variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, and college clinics. Over the years, Kelly has been privileged to discharge a number of clients for achieving their treatment goals, and she has also supported clients over the long term as their goals and objectives evolved over time.

Mrs. Belmontes also loves being a counselor and aspires to help clients live in line with their goals and values. In her own life, she works towards living in line with goals and values for a balanced life that prioritizes her overall wellness and continuous growth and development. In this regard, Kelly mostly loves reading, yoga, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Qualifications

Education & Training

Syracuse University

Mrs. Belmontes earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Addiction from Syracuse University