Shelley Adkins

LCSW

About Me

I am a Licensed Social Worker that has been in practice for 20+ yrs. My practice over the yrs has included working with teens, adults, and families facing multiple life stressors including past and present trauma and abuse. I have found that most clients are incredibly resilient, and find great pleasure in working with them to help them gain the strengths that they already have to navigate daily stressors.
While I use multiple therapy modalities, I consider my base to be Evidence Base Practices, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and or Strength Perspective practices. Additionally, I am trained in Prolonged Exposure as it relates to addressing past trauma .
I see my therapy style as "down to earth, patient and kind." I am here for you, and you get to feel empowered to lead your own therapy.
I would love to work with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Cancer , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #1957 (Expires: 2022-10-30)


Reviews

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

Written by M.Y. on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Shelley has been great. Very calming tone and she is always validating and understanding.

Written by B.R. on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and anger management

Shelley responds quickly and compassionately, and goes above and beyond in helping her clients. I'm very grateful to have found her and would highly recommend her.

Written by N.. on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Shelley for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She is really positive and listens to my concerns.

Written by J.E. on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Shelley for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Shelley is amazing. She listens and provides common sense, logical and thoughtful. She made a huge difference in terms of how I have been able to deal with a recent divorce.

Written by Z.A. on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Shelley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love working with Shelley! She is fantastic in every way. Super knowledgeable and has great insight. Very kind and understanding.

Written by C.A. on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Very kind listener I trust and appreciate.

Written by S.A. on Mar 25, 2022 after therapy with Shelley for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I love Shelley! She has really helped me make progress in making me step out of my comfort zone and supported me every step of the way.

Written by O.R. on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Is patient, supportive, and knowledgeable. Open to interjections, corrections, and always willing to listen more. Makes the person shes talking with more able to talk about traumatic topics in a lighter manner, that is logical and helpful advice/ practices. Laid back but responsive so you never feel forced into opening up about a topic but when you do, you still feel that it is taken seriously. 10/10

Written by J.E. on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Shelley for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Shelley is a great listener that is armed with a variety of tools. She not only validates my feelings but also educates me in the various elements surrounding my problems. I feel empowered because of her to take the necessary steps to better myself, even if it is little by little.

Written by N.A. on Dec 14, 2021 after therapy with Shelley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Shelley helps me sets realistic goals to achieve in order to make progress with the areas I am concerned about. She keeps in touch between appointments and finds ways for me to utilize my strengths in a positive way to cope with anxiety and depression. She is very smart, helpful, and is good at what she does.

Written by K.O. on Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with Shelley for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

She’s kind, compassionate, allows me to feel what I feel and offers ways to separate rational ones and irrational ones so I can navigate my difficult time a bit easier. But her strongest quality to me is her kindness and ability to listen to me without judgement. I value & appreciate her opinions and encouragement to keep going.

Written by A.M. on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I felt HEARD and it was extremely helpful.

Written by K.E. on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Shelley has been a great resource so far. In my first three weeks working with Shelley I have already grown to be very comfortable talking to her, sharing my life stories, and letting her give me advise. She is very understanding, let’s me talk things out and brings suggestions. I am very happy with working with Shelley.

Work with me!