Shelley Akerman


About Me

I am a professional counselor licensed in Georgia with 7 years of experience working as a therapist in both outpatient and hospital settings. I graduated with my Master's degree from Mercer University in 2013 and have loved working with clients ever since. I have worked with clients that range in ages from 4 years old to 92 years old dealing with a variety of concerns. I have experience working with clients presenting with issues concerning depression, grief, self-esteem, anxiety, trauma, abuse, relationship conflict, psychosis, self-harm, domestic violence, and addiction.

I am a firm believer in therapy and, having my own therapist, I know having someone to talk to where you feel comfortable, supported, respected, and accepted is so crucial. My counseling style is down-to-earth, laid back, and friendly. We all have our struggles and I am here to walk through it with you. Spirituality is a huge part of who we are as people, which is why I so love being able to use my Christian faith in my therapy practice. I integrate Bible verses, prayer, and praise music into my therapy sessions according to my client's preferences. I love working with my clients to come up with practical, creative solutions to the issues that brought them to therapy. I love helping people realize their potential and that they are beyond capable of being their best selves. I can't wait to work together to achieve your goals and become that happier, healthier, best version of yourself!


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

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

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #LPC011117 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Written by O.L. on Dec 28, 2020 after counseling with Shelley for 2 months

In the past, I’ve had many counselors. Not every counselor is right for every person. But Shelley is definitely my style. She’s kind, listens really well, but gives practical advice and follows up with the goals that I would like to set. I like her because she is the type of counselor to help you graduate from counseling-she gives you life tools that you can apply in many situations. As well, she’s really timely about messaging back throughout the week and takes her time to really put in thought into her messages. With spending time with her, I’ve already seen lots of growth, and I enjoy the time I get to discuss life with her.