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Shellany Cushner, LCSW, LSCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
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About me

I am so glad you are taking the time to read my introduction. I am a Licensed psychotherapist, in the State of Oregon, Wyoming, and Utah. I graduated from the University of Nevada in 1999 with my Master’s Degree specializing in behavioral and cognitive therapy. I started practicing in Orange County California and moved back to my home state of Oregon in 2003. I have over 24 years of experience working as a clinical psychotherapist and I took a short sabbatical to care for my family. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, career challenges, grief, pain management, sleeping difficulties, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. In addition, I have treated people with Addiction Difficulties.

Professional experience

24yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information




UT LCSW 12860232-3501



These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Shellany Cushner. 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.

I couldn't ask for for a better therapist. She surpassed my expectations from the very first day. Her knowledge, and expertise are excellent and I am so glad she was matched with me. I feel I have made good progress with my issues.

Written on Aug 06, 2023 after therapy with Shellany for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Shellany really understands my concerns

Written on Jun 08, 2023 after therapy with Shellany for 8 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Knowledgeable and helpful

Written on May 03, 2023 after therapy with Shellany for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassio

Very understanding. I feel a very good connection with her.

Written on Apr 13, 2023 after therapy with Shellany for 2 weeks

I find Shellany to be very likable, and very educated in her discussions. She is fair and offers advice in a sensitive way. I feel I can be completely honest with her.

Written on Mar 27, 2023 after therapy with Shellany for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Shellany continues to adapt our sessions goals to meet my ongoing issues

Written on Feb 09, 2023 after therapy with Shellany for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes