About me

I am a Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years experience with assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. My educational foundation include such theories as, family systems, psychodynamic, free association, and strength based concepts. The first ten years of my career focused on suicide assessment, and trauma treatment of children ages 4-17. Many of these children had severe mental illness and came from abusive homes, and from a diverse population all over the Detroit, MI area. I worked for many different community mental health agencies as well as school systems throughout this time.

I wanted to join the Army after college, but was told by an Army recruiter that I would not pass the physical test due to a bad knee. After some time and investigation, I decided to join the Army as an Officer and Social Worker. The next ten years of my Active Duty career would focus on suicide risk assessment, and trauma treatment of Soldiers and their families. The military wanted a solution focused approach to treatment of Soldiers, and I would eventually adapt to this support using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy concepts to treat nightmares and sleep. I was also trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy as evidence based approach for PTSD treatment.

I have some experience with couples counseling. My time in the Army led to training, and marital support for Active Duty Soldiers. I have experience in assessment of marital needs, and short term support for Active Duty Soldiers going through marital difficulties associated with transitions, and deployments. I believe in addressing a couple's struggle case by case , and depending on the situation may split the couple into individual sessions to support the assessment process. I am open to assess marital needs and give short term therapy for direction with these concerns.

My style is calm, collected, and perceptive. I have accurate empathy to offer, and believe in giving everyone respect, dignity and privacy. I will go at each couple's pace, but will not bullshit about what needs to happen for change.

Social Work is a purpose for me, not just a job or means to some other end. I want to thank each couple ahead of time for letting me into the most vulnerable places of your life!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 23

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


MI LMSW 6801086659


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kelly Drake. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with ReGain might be different.

Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Kelly for 7 months on issues concerning relationship

Kelly was extremely helpful for my partner and me. Over the course of several months, she gave us tools that we could use as individuals and as a couple that have extended well outside her therapist office. We have decided to continue our journey without couples therapy for the time being, but we are grateful for her help beyond words.

I cannot recommend Kelly enough. She is patient, thoughtful, generous, and inquisitive. Thank you, Kelly <3

Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

Kelly is great! Very flexible and helped us out in a very difficult time. She was able to connect with both of us and always checked in to ensure we were getting what we wanted and needed out of our sessions.

Written on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

After a brief introduction and goal setting session. She was hot on the heels of our problems. Giving us ideas and talking openly with us to war game solutions. All of this was framed inside her degrees and the structure of the content she was giving us was ground in therapy literature. She is great.

Written on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Kelly is very patient, empathetic and a great listener without feeling judged, which is exactly what makes her the perfect therapist. I would recommend her to anyone!

Written on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Kelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Kelly really gives her best to understand what im going through and help me understand and realize it myself. She suggest ways too to handle what im going through. She’s been helpful.

Work with me!