Debra Shelton


About Me

I provide therapy on this website to residents of Tennessee, Mississippi and Florida. I have been counseling for the past 17 years.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take those first steps towards change. I have found that the courage you are now using to seek help can lead to great rewards and I would be honored to work with you. I provide help for a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and recovery from narcissistic abuse.

My counseling style is interactive, informal, and solutions oriented. My personality is calm and straightforward. I believe in treating one another with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines principles of cognitive behavior therapy and humanistic counseling. In plain English, that means I believe you have the answers within you and we can work together to uncover them and to find solutions. I work with you to understand how your challenges developed, but I also help you learn new problem solving skills that you can apply to future challenges. We may look into the past sometimes in order to help you gain insight into your challenges and we will try on some new perspectives and new behaviors in an effort to bring about positive changes in your life.

I will do everything I can to help you better understand your difficulties and get past them. Together, we will determine the goals you want to achieve and from there we will collaborate on how to tackle each of them. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone


LPC #2805 (Expires: 2021-11-01)

LPC #2175 (Expires: 2022-06-30)

LMHC #MH 14340 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Written by A.P. on Apr 15, 2021 after counseling with Debra for 1 year and 11 months

She is a great listener and expert on helping me to manage my thoughts.

Written by A.N. on Jan 09, 2021 after counseling with Debra for 6 months

Debra has been a great help over the last several months of my mental health journey. She always listens to what I have to say and really helps me dig down into the cause of my negative thoughts and feelings to help me change my perspective.

Written by M.A. on Feb 04, 2020 after counseling with Debra for 2 weeks

Debra is encouraging and supportive. She is a great listener, which helps me to process since I am a verbal processor. She is good at asking questions that help me to move forward and get a better understanding of how I got here, where I am and where I would like to go.

Written by K.E. on Dec 17, 2019 after counseling with Debra for 3 months

Debra Shelton is a wonderful counselor. She listens and asks questions which make me see things in a different light. She is caring and understanding. I am extremely pleased with her counseling abilities.

Written by M.I. on Aug 14, 2019 after counseling with Debra for 2 weeks

Debra really listens and give me great support. I know she is looking out for my mental well being.

Written by S.H. on May 07, 2019 after counseling with Debra for 2 weeks

She’s great. Wise. Resourceful and accessible.

Written by C.E. on Mar 12, 2019 after counseling with Debra for 2 weeks

I’ve been blessed to be connected with such a wonderful woman of God, this was the best choice. Ms. Debra was able to give me the information I needed that would get me through my day or weeks.