About Me

Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Arkansas and Missouri with over 20 years of experience working in the field of counseling. I have worked with clients of various ages and with a wide range of concerns including stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, motivation, self-esteem and ADHD.

My mission as a counselor is to provide ethical, skilled and trustworthy counseling while partnering with my clients as they are empowered to set goals and navigate the life they desire for themselves. I believe in treating others with respect, sensitivity and compassion. My counseling approach combines client centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and solution focused therapy.

You have taken the first courageous steps towards change, and I am here to support you. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MO LPC 2018036466

AR LPC P2109014


Reviews

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

Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Monica is so compassionate and easy to talk to . She brings a lot of good points to the surface. I very much appreciate her

Written on Jul 23, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Monica listens and responds appropriately.

Written on Jul 08, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Monica is one of the most genuine therapists I've ever had! She is so patient, supportive, and really seems to listen and care when I discuss what's going on or ramble. I am extremely grateful to have Monica as a therapist because she made me realize that my feelings and experiences are valid, which I had not believed before.

Written on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, anger management, grief, and eating disorders

I was reluctant to start therapy again and wasn't sure that virtual therapy was the right choice for me. Betterhelp gave me a chance to try and find the right therapist for me and to give therapy a try on my terms and within my budget. I got so lucky in finding Monica. She is the perfect fit and simply gets me and my challenges. She helps me while in my session and when I have moments where I just need to be heard. I am looking forward to doing even more work with Monica helping me along the way.

Written on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Monica is an amazingly empathetic, relatable therapist. She has helped me through some big challenges over the past few month. Her strategies have helped me find solutions for moving forward and staying positive. She has been a strong source of support and guidance. I'm so thankful I found Monica through BetterHelp.

Written on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Monica listens to me and gives me practical cognitive behavioral tips. I appreciate how Monica is accessible by messaging in-between my weekly video sessions.

Written on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Monica has been the absolute best help I’ve ever had. She listens and gives solid help and has gotten me through some really difficult times in my life. I would recommend her over and over!

Written on Jan 30, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Monica has listened to my concerns and we are handling my issues one at a time. She always offers helpful tips to help get through the day

Written on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 2 weeks on issues concerning bipolar disorder

Being able to comfortably speak with someone is an important factor in productive session. I truly feel as if Monica is listening and posing thoughtful questions. It feels great to be heard. Thank you!!

Written on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Monica is friendly and attentive and consistently checks in with me. I love her cognitive behavioral tips she gives every day and I connect really well with her. She is a wonderful therapist and I would highly recommend her to anyone!

Written on Jan 22, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Monica helped me through the thick of ppd and embracing being a mom. She helped me through some really difficult times and she will always be a tremendous part of my story to becoming a mother. Thank you Monica for everything. You don't know how much you helped me, and my family.

Written on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Monica for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Incredibly kind, empathetic and asks the right questions when it’s hard for me to explain what I am feeling. Wonderful!

Written on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with Monica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues

Monica is an amazing therapist who I would recommend to anyone! She makes me feel comfortable even while taking about difficult topics and provides very insightful tips to help.

Written on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Monica for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

Monica has really helped me in our short period of time together. She’s helping me through a tough time from my childhood and really seems to care about getting me through the tough memories. I look forward to our weekly sessions together and she ensures that I am mentally handling the topics we are discussing, which I really appreciate.

Written on Aug 18, 2021 after therapy with Monica for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have been against getting a therapist for so many years. I keep my problems to myself and feel alot of people either don't understand or give you the same advice you here from everyone else that doesn't help or makes you feel like you're on a different page or level....
I gave this a shot with Monica, after moving across the country, and I feel the complete opposite with her. Which is a great feeling and makes it more comforting.
I am a busy person with horrible service too, but she also is very flexible and understanding with my schedule and connection issues.

I have been against getting help/ or a therapist for years and I'm so happy I was guided to Monica :)

Written on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Monica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Have only just started but this method of communicating with a therapist is ideal for my crazy work schedule. Its so nice to express my thoughts whenever I want (via email) rather than waiting once a week.

Written on May 15, 2021 after therapy with Monica for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Monica is amazing and empathic, and understanding. She has helped me so much in a very small time at my probably most vulnerable stage in life. Thank you Monica for helping me and my girls mostly!

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