Shantelle Wells

(MS, LPC)
Therapist Shantelle Wells Photo

About Me

Hello! My name is Shantelle Wells and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. I have been working in the mental health profession for over 15 years. I enjoy working with people and enjoy seeing others smile while trying to figure out this thing called life. I believe change only comes when we learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable. As the saying goes, change does not come from old comfort zones. I believe therapy allows you to share your deepest, darkest secrets, allows you to be vulnerable and provides a judgement free space. I wholeheartedly believe in meeting people where they are and supporting them along their life journey. Allow me to help you put your pieces back together, one by one. Together we can work to restore peace, restore hope, restore joy and restore YOU!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #2018027693 (Expires: 2023-06-30)

LCPC #03158 (Expires: 2023-10-31)


Reviews

Written by T.O. on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Shantelle for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and relationship issues

Shantelle is excellent at what she does! She really listens and helps talk you through your thoughts and feelings. She is very easy to talk to and I really appreciate her!

Written by S.A. on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Shantelle for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Working with Shantelle has been great. I struggled with the idea of trusting a counselor, and Shantelle made me feel comfortable from the very beginning. I have been struggling with a lot of things over a long period of time. I have spent many years not in a very good place mentally and emotionally, but I am slowly seeing hope and a better life ahead of me. I don't know if I could have started to do that without Shantelle's help. If you are waffling with the idea of therapy, I encourage you to give it a try. It will change your life!

Written by N.A. on Dec 14, 2021 after therapy with Shantelle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Shantelle is a blessing. She tells me what I need to hear and not what I want to hear. I’m so grateful I found her.

Written by W.E. on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Shantelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Shantelle has been pivotal to helping me navigate so challenges I’ve been experiencing.

Written by I.E. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Shantelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is amazing!! She makes you think outside of your box. Every session we have dove into what I have needed, and I am grateful for her listening ear. She listens to your concerns, and unpacks it with you. Not overbearing as other past counselors have been. She breaks things down in simple terms, but so helpful. It does not come across as she knows more, it comes across as a friend/support person.

Written by K.A. on Sep 19, 2021 after therapy with Shantelle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Working with Shantelle has been a vital grounding force in my life. Before I began therapy with her, I struggled to find a counselor that I trusted. She worked to build that trust. She has always been completely honest about not having all the answers and provides the space to get to those answers together.

Written by K.A. on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Shantelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Shantelle has been extremely helpful and insightful since our first session. I've met with other therapists before where it took me some time to get comfortable and open up. With Shantelle it has been effortless and I felt comfortable with her right away. She is very gentle with her approach but is also not afraid to tell it like it is. I've only had a few sessions with her and I've already noticed a difference in my own daily behavior and how I approach conflict. I would recommend her to anyone looking to make a positive change in their life!

Written by B.E. on Jun 13, 2021 after therapy with Shantelle for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Shantell has been a great listener. She really gets me. Thanks for listening and understanding me!

Written by L.U. on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Shantelle for 3 months on issues concerning career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I am so grateful for my experience with Shantelle! She is incredibly perceptive and extremely understanding. A great therapist not only is a great listener but they ask you questions to propel your self-discovery and help empower you to be successful in your own life.

I never feel judged by Shantelle. She allows me to be open and honest and I know that anything I share with her stays with her. Being vulnerable is very difficult for me and Shantelle does a phenomenal job of creating a safe space to share my life and do the work to improve it the way I need to. She never "tells" me what to do and allows me to use our time in a way that will benefit me the most from session to session.

Shantelle has a heart of gold and you can tell from the very first minute that this is her calling and she is extremely passionate about this work. She will be there for you and support you through whatever has caused you to begin therapy. She is truly a gem. A+ recommendation from me.

Written by D.A. on Apr 17, 2021 after therapy with Shantelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

When one starts therapy, they worry about whether or not they will click with their therapist. I have been to therapy before but never felt like it was helping or that I got much out of the sessions. That is NOT the case with Shantelle! Shantelle has been a light that has radiated through the dark cloud I carry with me. I sought out therapy due to issues related to past trauma, low self esteem, depression/anxiety and since I started seeing Shantelle I feel as though I have made progress. Shantelle is very attentive and excellent at what she does, I have never been made to feel bad for my thoughts and feelings. She helps me to understand the way in which I have been weaponizing my own past experiences against myself and not allowing myself to grow emotionally. I thought I had my problems figured out but now, thanks to Shantelle, I have realized that I have been using superficial means to cope which has left me empty inside. Now with her help, I am making the steps to grow in much more substantial and meaningful ways. I always look forward to my sessions with Shantelle, she is AMAZING at what she does and knows how to challenge your reasoning in a way that is both respectful and effective. 10/10, 5 stars, Shantelle has helped me in a way that no other therapist/counselor has been able to before.

Written by C.A. on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Shantelle for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

I have only been seeing Shantelle Wells for about a little over a month now and wow has she helped me! The contrast from the first day we met to where I am now is so great. She has been helping me learn new coping skills, like thought switching which has worked very well for me. Also, she has helped me write out goals that I want to achieve and reasonable steps to take to get there. She is so sweet, kind, and supportive! She always makes sure I’m comfortable with everything like how we meet, when we meet, what we talk about, what worksheets get assigned, and all that. I seriously would 10/10 recommend her to anyone who is struggling with anxiety and/or struggling with lack of motivation. I was in a really bad place when I first met her and I am slowly but surely coming out of the rut and I feel so much better. I cannot wait to see where the rest of this journey takes me! Shantelle you’re awesome!