"Knowing what is right is like deep water in the heart; A wise person draws from the well within." (Proverbs 20:5)
Helping individuals and couples learn skills that result in useful thinking, mindful living and healthy relationships is deeply satisfying to me. I enjoy working with couples who are either preparing for marriage, strengthening their connection or hoping to restore trust and wholeness. I also work well with individuals who recognize a need for change and are willing to try new ways of thinking and behaving.
My perspective on life and human behavior has been significantly shaped by my Christian worldview. I seamlessly blend biblically-based principles, scriptural support, and inspirational insight with cognitive behavioral therapy and solutions-focused brief therapy to help clients meet emotional health and spiritual health goals. As a strength-focused therapist who collaborates with clients in taking practical steps, I would consider it a privilege to walk with you. I bring keen awareness, empathy and steadfastness to the counseling process that facilitates insight and growth.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #CSW004860 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
Shelly keeps my focused. She listens to me closer than I listen to myself. She listens to me ramble and then is able to pull it all together and show me something I didn’t see before. She gives me practical advice and keeps me accountable. She also shares videos and articles that I may find interesting or helpful.
Shelly is wonderful. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a kind and compassionate counselor. I have been blessed to work with her.
Shelly is great!
Shelly and I have just started the therapy process and I have already received such value from her input. She is following up with me more often and regularly than I expected. She is remembering and addressing my specific issues and goals. She has provided some good tools and resources to help in my journey. I would highly recommend her to a friend or colleague.