Therapist Shelley Adkins Photo

Shelley Adkins, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
Video Phone Messaging

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

23yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

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: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Messaging

License information

KY LCSW 1957

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.

Shelley is absolutely amazing. I genuinely look forward to our time. She listens. She’s honest. She’s supportive. I could not ask for a better person to help me figure life out!

Written on Sep 11, 2023 after therapy with Shelley for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have a strong level of comfort with Shelley. able to express freely how I feel. how I'm doing, what I'm thinking and knowing I can finally trust someone 100%. Grateful that I got her for my Therapist.

Written on Jun 26, 2023 after therapy with Shelley for 1 month on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

She’s great!

Written on Jun 04, 2023 after therapy with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Working with Shelley has been a wonderful experience! She's supportive and caring and I feel like I'm talking with an old friend. I highly recommend her!

Written on May 02, 2023 after therapy with Shelley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Shelley is absolutely amazing. Perceptive and insightful. Shelley is a wonderful therapist.

Written on Apr 27, 2023 after therapy with Shelley for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Shelley is very professional and very caring. She really helps me get through hard times. She gives me the tools I need to work through my problems. I’m so thankful for her!

Written on Mar 03, 2023 after therapy with Shelley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes