Shantel Pausley

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About Me

Although your journey may be difficult, you do not have to endure it alone.

There may come a time, that a gentle, caring, hand is needed to make life’s journey more enjoyable, comfortable and manageable. My hope is to help you in your life journey by cultivating insights through self-discovery. Every person is different, and your counseling experience will be tailored to meet your individualized needs and goals. As a counselor, I want to empower you to fulfill your potential through restoring wholeness.

Counseling is a very personal relationship in which we allow others to see our vulnerability. I aim to meet you in those vulnerable places to offer hope. People start to heal the moment they feel heard. I offer Live Phone Sessions, and Email Chat Sessions, as well as continuous email communication, to my clients. The choice is yours.

I look forward to joining with you as your counselor!

Shantel Pausley is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Registered Play Therapist (RPT), whose experience has encompassed adults, children, families and couples’ counseling. Shantel has experience in working with individuals with adjustment disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, mood disorders, christian counseling, mind-body and spiritual issues, personality disorders, and trauma and stressor-related disorders. Shantel is also a member of the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA), American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA), and the Association for Play Therapy (APT).


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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #079344 (Expires: 2022-09-30)