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Shelley Clayton, LCSW, LSCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Bipolar disorder Coping with life changes Coaching
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About me

I am licensed in Missouri, Iowa, and Kansas with 3 years of professional therapy experience as well as 20 years within the social work, mental health, and the medical fields. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, mood disorders, depression, and the physiological affect mental health has on our bodies. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I pride myself in looking at people as a whole as well as their parts. You can expect empathy, honesty, humor, and most likely random movie quotes during our sessions. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique, specific needs and view our interactions as a partnership. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I commend you for taking this important step!

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Bipolar disorder Coping with life changes Coaching

Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, 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), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MO LCSW 2022034073


IA LISW 100191


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

She is interactive and helpful and listens and shows compassion and concern! Very easy to talk to and a great personality!

Written on Jul 14, 2023 after therapy with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

I’ve had many counselors and therapists throughout my life and hands-down. Shelley is the best she is my therapist but I feel like she is my friend and we get along great. I always thought I was never going to find a person that would understand me or be kind to me giving up certain experiences growing up buy, Shelley does understand me and help me to become a better me and I will always appreciate, her!

Written on May 09, 2023 after therapy with Shelley for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

Shelley is very consciousness, professional, and compassionate. I highly recommend her services!

Written on Feb 20, 2023 after therapy with Shelley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd