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Shelley Adkins, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Grief Depression
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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!

Professional experience

21yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

License information

KY LCSW 1957


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.

Shelley is amazing. She is encouraging and understanding, while still being objective and giving me strait non- sugar coated truth- which is what I need. She has helped me tremendously. She has a variety of time availability and checks in weekly, which I also appreciate- because I tend to check out. She reply’s to messages with in reasonable time. And again is an absolute delight.

Written on Feb 11, 2023 after therapy with Shelley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Shelley is an amazing therapist! I have been to a few in person therapists, and she helped me more in two sessions and some texts than the multiple sessions I had had with others! I highly recommend her!

Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with Shelley for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Shelley is a fantastic listener. She understands me and allows me room to feel my emotions without judgement or criticism. She doesnt just listen to me. She gives me activities to help me in day to day life. She creates an open, welcoming environment for me to express myself. I enjoy every minute of our sessions together.

Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Shelley for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I thoroughly appreciate having a chance to speak with Shelley about my issues. She is so empathetic and encouraging.

Written on Oct 10, 2022 after therapy with Shelley for 5 months on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Shelley is extremely kind and open minded to what you are going through. She’s non judgmental and understanding. She will also offer other resources if she thinks they will help better than she can.

Written on Sep 10, 2022 after therapy with Shelley for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Good experience… I see and feel the changes in mood since treatment began.

Written on Aug 25, 2022 after therapy with Shelley for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes