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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
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 , 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 Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #1957 (Expires: 2022-10-30)
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Shelley has been great. Very calming tone and she is always validating and understanding.
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.
She is really positive and listens to my concerns.
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.
I love working with Shelley! She is fantastic in every way. Super knowledgeable and has great insight. Very kind and understanding.
Very kind listener I trust and appreciate.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
I felt HEARD and it was extremely helpful.
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.