Hi, my name is Sheila Flipse. My passion is to come along side individuals who are hurting and struggling and walk with them through their journey to health and wholeness in a kind and compassionate manner. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Nevada, and a licensed mental health counselor in the state of New York. I am also a national certified counselor.
Born in Liverpool, England I moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada as a child. I moved the United States to attend college and graduate school.
I became an American citizen in 2000. My areas of specialty include grief and loss, depression, anxiety and stress and sexual addiction. While I was a college professor, I developed a class entitled, Death and Dying that has proved helpful to many people over the last few years. I love to help people build a healthy self concept and develop confidence. I have over 25 years of counseling experience.
My professional life has included working with the homeless, prison, college and military populations. I have lots of experience with relationship and marital concerns. In my spare time I enjoy traveling with my husband (62 countries so far!), having fun with our Shichon, Ozzie, playing board games and volunteering for community activities.
My approach is very much cognitive behavioral therapy with motivational interviewing techniques. Together we work to find out what is working in the client's life and develop those skills and techniques. Then I work at helping the client become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking patterns so that they can begin to view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in more effective ways.
I offer video sessions or phone calls. My calendar is available for you to schedule appointments with me. I do ask that if you schedule an appointment with me, that you keep the appointment. By cancelling, it may create unavailability for someone who really needs to chat.
It would be my honor to work with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
- Compassion fatigue
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , ADHD , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Immigration Issues , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Money and Financial Issues , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCPC #0177 (Expires: 2021-12-31)
LMHC #000649-1 (Expires: 2023-04-30)
Sheila is a wonderful clinician. She is compassionate and concerned for her patients and wants to see them feel better. I feel so fortunate to have matched with her and felt stronger and more hopeful after each session. As a nurse working with covid patients for the past year and a half, I was really desperate to seek mental health help. Sheila was there for me when I really needed her and expressed sincere concern for my wellbeing. I am grateful for her work and would highly recommend her to others.
My counselor is kind and approachable. She provides great worksheets and a variety of contact methods.
Sheila is wonderful! She's patient and listens to everything I said to fully understand where I am coming from to be able to suggest the best solutions and gave great advice in ways to help manage my anxiety & stress.
I really appreciate Sheila’s empathy and non judgmental approach while providing guidance and tools to cope with my situation. I value her expertise and feel comforted and heard each time. Your positive energy is contagious and you put things in perspective, which is tremendously helpful when you are alone with your thoughts. Thank you for listening and being present for me.
Sheila is an excellent listener and is highly informative. She's helped my reframe my thinking on several issues in my life.
Sheila is a great professional with a vast experience in many topics.
Sheila Flipse is amazing at what she does. Being a therapist seems natural to Sheila, she has an innate ability to hear exactly where you’re coming from & processing what’s being told to her for a consistent & logical response. I was skeptical about seeking professional help regarding my mental health but Sheila made this process very easy & satisfying. I can say a lot about Sheila because she’s that great at what she does but to make a long story short, I consider myself not only lucky but also blessed to have been matched w/ Sheila as my therapist. Sheila is top tier, she possesses remarkable skills such as being emphatic, a great listener, communicator, boundary setter & critical thinker.
I enjoy working with Sheila. She's very attentive and follows up quite frequently.
I can’t say enough great things about her.
Sheila is easy to talk to. Responds quickly to texts. She is aware of my concerns and offers strategies to help me work through things. Extremely satisfied working with Shiela.
Sheila is awesome. Asks the right questions to make me think and also helps get me focused when I’m not thinking realistically and just being negative.
Sheila is a very good listener and has been helping me in various ways with the things I have been struggling with as of late. She’s attentive and offers very good suggestions on how to combat my daily trauma.
I've had two sessions with Sheila so far and she's been wonderful. This was my first counseling experience so I was a little apprehensive, but she was so gentle and helpful. She gave me a lot of great advice and things I can try right away. The worksheets she sent also helped me a lot. I definitely recommend!
Attentive, friendly and professional,
Sheila has been responsive, empathetic, insightful and supportive. Her counseling has proven to be deft in helping me find clarity as I dealt with difficult emotions. With her guidance I was able to gain fresh insights into the problems I faced and with her support she helped me find the confidence and resources to work through them in a positive and satisfactory fashion.
Sheila has been excellent. She takes the time to understand you and is never judgmental. If you want someone who will take the time to work with you gradually and get from point A to point Z without missing B,CD..., she is your counselor! Highly recommend her, and if I ever come back, she is the one to see!
First time doing therapy. Never felt so comfortable. I was able to open up to her more than anyone else with only support and no judgement.
I’ve only had a few sessions, but Sheila has been excellent thus far. She is a very helpful, insightful, and very good at listening to me. Very professional, polite, and good at what she does!
Sheila is the best counselor I ever had. She’s caring and she give great advice. She always responds quickly. My life has changed for the better since she became my counselor.
Very kind and soft spoken. She is likes to get to the root of the problem with you and help you with anything you might be struggling with even if its it's small. No problem is too insignificant. Plus she's really good for a nice conversation.
For the past two sessions, she gave me really good advice on what I need to work and witness an anger episode and helped me an exercise to help control my anger.
I really enjoy Miss Shiela. I really feel like pays attention and actually cares. I really feel like I am growing as a person.
She is awesome! Understanding, kind, but also giving me that important "push" I required to work through my issues!
Sheila is fantastic! She spends a lot of time getting to know you and figuring out what you want to talk about, and then she asks really great questions that make you think about those topics from different perspectives. I really appreciate the time I spend with her and can't thank her enough!
Sheila has been nothing but helpful and supportive. Talking to her has been clarifying and affirming, and I appreciate her understanding of different situations. Thank you!
Sheila's flexibility and care have been a huge support during a trying time. Thank you!
It was great connecting to you. Your advice really helped me in overcoming my anxiety. Thanks a lot!!
Sheila is awesome. I have been able to expand my life in so many ways thanks to her guidance and support.
Sheila is a wonderful person, mentor, and counselor. She’s, patient, non-judgmental, and really shows how much she cares. It’s comforting to know that I am able to contact her at anytime for any problem.
She’s respectful, intuitive, and is a committed counselor. She listens intently and remembers what I’ve said and addresses it. She gave me invaluable resources. A lovely godly woman whom I admire and respect .
Sheila helped me in so many ways! She listens and focus on the primary issues and roots on my anxiety and stress.
Sheila has been awesome for me. I wouldn't want anyone else.
Shiela is a great therapist. I'm new to therapy, and this experience has helped me get through a very difficult time. She's also I really great sounding board that helped me explore my own thoughts and feelings. She has lots of worksheets and resources that help you get to the root of thoughts and challenges them too. She's awesome at what she does!
In the short time I've been communicating with Sheila, she has helped me so much. She helped me make an important first step that I had been putting off for a long time, and it was successful for me! She has a very kind delivery & offers very common sense direction, she's able to see the bottom line of what is needed. I gave her an abundance of information about myself, but she helped me prioritize and set a necessary first goal, that I achieved. I highly recommend Sheila as a counselor.
Very nice, professional, knowledgable and approachable. Would recommend to all.
Sheila has been really great in responding to my messages in a thoughtful manner and very promptly as well. She is great at listening to my needs and helps unpack what the underlying issues are and how we can work together to solve them.
She is awesome. Good advice, makes me look at the world a little different.
Sheila makes what it should be-safe, cathartic and empowering to the individual. She is kind, understanding and easy to talk to. I personally have made progress in areas of my life that I know I wouldn't have been able to tackle as successfully if I hadn't started therapy with her. I look forward to continuing my healing process with Sheila!
Sheila was very supportive of the counseling style I prefer and I truly appreciate her support! She also makes me feel heard and supported! I really do appreciate her help!
Sheila has really helped by being a supportive role in my life recently and has helped me share and receive others perception of scenarios.
Sheila is awesome! She listens, she understands, and she gives wonderful advice.
Sheila does a great job listening to your issues and offering real solutions. She knows many books and authors off the top of her head that are the subject matter experts in their fields. She is very easy to communicate with and is inviting. She also is accommodating to a busy schedule and is on time every time for meetings. Thanks Sheila!
Sheila has been incredibly helpful in helping me reach deep and find answers and peace to roadblocks that have plagued my life for decades. Within just a few short weeks, years of hurt, guilt, and self-sabotage are peeling away. I’m forever grateful for taking the step to seek help via BetterHelp.com, and connecting with Sheila.
Sheila has been a great help to me in so many ways and has given me a way to look at things in ways I wouldn't have before. Thank you!
Very responsive and helpful. Responded more than I expected and offered questions and advice that help me reflect in a positive way. Would recommend this app to others based on my experience with her.
Sheila helped me see life from a different perspective and learn to appreciate my self and physically and mentally. Having Sheila was how I was able to overcome my anxiety and look forward to a future in which I am present everyday. I highly recommend Sheila and thank her for been there when I needed her.
She is an amazing counselor. She helped me a lot. She is very sympathetic and kind and I recommend her to everyone!!
Sheila helps me recognize the core of my problems and offers media for me to learn about myself, thus I can understand and find solutions. She is professional, warm and welcoming.
Sheila has been very helpful, insightful and attentive as I've discussed the issues I want to address in our sessions.
Sheila is attentive, very helpful and gentle. She listens and knows what questions to ask. Very grateful for her life changing advice and guidance!
Sheila really knows how to get down to the issues that are affecting me, and comes up with great activities and solutions to help combat them. She’s very understanding and listens to me, even when I just need someone to chat to. I’ve had a very positive experience with her and she does a great job at making me feel good about myself and the world around me.
Sheila was terrific - she guided me through working through my personal issues/struggles. Always understanding and helpful, very educated and non-judgemental. Thank you Sheila!
Sheila roots for me and offers great suggestions and guidance. I look forward to communicating with her more.
I've only begun these online sessions with Sheila, but thus far, I have observed that she is professional, responsive and intuitive. I'm very grateful for the affordability of this service and it is comforting to know that we can get objective, but compassionate, support during a difficult time in our lives.
She’s very engaged. She responds quickly, always offers constructive feedback and without a shred of judgement. She's great over text and video. So far so good.
Sheila helps me reframe my trauma so that I can stop being paralyzed by it. I am making progress. We text throughout the week, and video chat once a week. Staying connected consistently makes me feel less isolated.
So far she has been very helpful
Sheila is a no-nonsense counselor. Once you tell her your life stories, she asks questions that you wouldn't even think if you keep everything to yourself. Moreover, she loves and enjoys helping people. You won't feel like you're in a counseling session. She's compassionate, warm-hearted, and perceptive.
I love knowing Sheila is out there when I need an objective ear. We haven't been working together for very long at this point, I look forward to a long connection with her.
Sheila was truly amazing. I have never been one to go to therapy but she changed my mind about that. She is kind, she listens and she taught me so much. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs guidance.
Sheila has helped me through difficult times. I've seen many therapists over the years. She is one of the few who has been able to help me. She is caring and very competent. Her advice is based on research but also practical. I highly recommend her.
My therapist Sheila has been very professional and objective. I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that my therapy is right at my fingertips. She responds quickly. I do like the fact that video and live chat are available. I just really enjoy the therapy that I have all the time if needed. I am very satisfied and excited about learning new techniques to find happiness and peace.
She’s wonderful, listens to me, and validates me.
She is a nice listener and gives me new aspects to reflect on my thinking patterns.
Sheila is very responsive and offers great solutions and thinking outside of the box for your problems at hand.
Sheila is awesome. I love how she helps me to see what was there in me all the time. She is very encouraging and helpful offering me ideas and techniques I can use on my journey to recovery.