I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania and Virginia. I have experience providing services to children, teens, adults, and families. I earned my Masters of Social Work and became a licensed social worker in 2013, and I became a clinical social worker in 2021.
I have experience working with depression, anxiety, ADHD, ODD, PTSD, ASD, Emotional Regulation, Self-Esteem, Domestic Violence, absent parents, Sexual Assault, social justice-related trauma, and various gender and sexuality identities.
I view therapy as a teamwork approach, working with the client as the expert on themselves. I am there to help them work toward their goals and toward leading a positive and fulfilling life. I also view the whole family as the client when working with children, and I love parent involvement. I have been working as a virtual therapist since 2021 and have found fun, creative ways to work with clients of all ages.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
PA LCSW CW022089
VA LCSW 0904013587
Shelby has been amazing in helping me learn techniques to help myself deal with the feelings of anxiety I have had since having my son. She listens, gives me time and space to think about a situation, and provides insights to a situation that I did not see before talking about it. I have felt less overwhelmed in my daily life and able to deal with stressors and changes that occur in a healthy manner since starting therapy with Shelby.
Written on Oct 01, 2023 after therapy with Shelby for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue
She is awesome and has really helped me out of a dark place in the past couple weeks, I really look forward to our appointments when they are scheduled, and I hope to keep healing using her
Written on Oct 01, 2023 after therapy with Shelby for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Shelby is a smart, empathetic counselor that allows for constructive discourse or and space for venting when needed. In other words, she adapts to the client and specifically to me and that makes a world of difference if you also have ADHD and trauma.
Written on Aug 21, 2023 after therapy with Shelby for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd