Shelley DeJongh

(LPC, CSAC)

About Me

Are you struggling with feelings that you can’t identify? If so, I can help you. The way I help folks in this position is that I don’t just bring techniques from my education, and skills from my 15 years of experience, but I also create a truly nonjudgmental and empathic space. Building a rapport, is really the corner stone to making any therapeutic relationship successful. From there, I like to draw from a model (Brief Solution Focused Therapy) of therapy that looks at ways you have been successful in the past when dealing with similar issues. Applying those successful experiences towards the things you are currently struggling with now, will feel like less work in the end. In addition, we will use an approach called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. There is a deep connection between how you think, how you feel, your physical symptoms and what you do- your behavior. All four of those have an effect on each other, and we can intervene in anyone of those places to create a cascade effect that will cause changes in the other. Finally, if there are still problems that are not resolving, we will look at whether or not they are coming from childhood and unconscious places in which case, we can shift gears and do that level of work.

I am deeply passionate about helping people who recognize they are struggling in life and want to get a hold of it before they hit their rock bottom. Together, we will create a compassionate space for you to be able to deal with what I know comes up for you when you imagine having to face it yourself- likely panic, fear, shame, guilt and feelings of inadequacy. I can create a space for you to talk about the things that you are afraid to say in front of anyone else, because once you admit them, you have to consider doing something about them. I can help you move towards change so that the regrets you have today do not have to be piled on with the regrets you will have accumulated over the next 20 years of doing the same stuff if you don’t engage in counseling.

Know that you can trust our partnership. You don’t have to understand life alone. My energy and insightful ability inspires hope in my clients. I am ready to help you discover your new you- are you? Best wishes, Shelley

**Please note that I only provide live phone or video sessions, not messaging. Also, I am currently taking clients who are subscribed for a month or more. ***


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #4160-125 (Expires: 2021-02-28)


Reviews

Written by C.O. on Jan 18, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Shelley is highly knowledgeable and always seems to know what she’s talking about. She’s genuine and that makes it so much easier to talk to her.

Written by A.N. on Jan 09, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Shelley is a very warm person who I immediately felt comfortable with. She listens, gives advice and makes you feel like you’re not abnormal or alone. She’s truly supportive and knows what she’s talking about. I’d recommend her to everyone who needs someone that can give support in a hard time and who likes it when therapy is more like a normal conversation with a friend than a session on the couch with the shrink.

Written by L.U. on Jan 04, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

The best!

Written by S.U. on Jan 03, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Thank you, Shelley for your professional and empathetic support in this time of crisis.

Written by F.I. on Dec 08, 2018 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Shelley is an expert in her field Besides that, she’s straight to the point, very active and sharp. She immediately identifies the issue and finds a solution to it. She’s flexible, understanding and supportive. I loved working with Shelley and will definitely work only exclusively with her. Highly recommended.

Written by M.A. on Nov 28, 2018 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

I can not say enough about Shelley DeJongh's ability to problem solve and present tools to help her client's approach life from a mentally strong perspective. Her energy is contagious. I leave feeling refreshed.

Written by R.A. on Nov 15, 2018 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Shelley is a great counselor. She always listens and has been helping me a lot. Shelley also will send me material and answers my messages quickly which I really appreciate. I’m glad I’ve been meeting with Shelley and I recommend her to anyone looking for a counselor.

Written by G.R. on Nov 13, 2018 after counseling with Shelley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

I’m extremely grateful that counselors like Shelley exist. Being through different counselors before I can seriously appreciate her direct and honest methods.

Written by M.A. on Nov 05, 2018 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Shelley is extremely approachable and caring but also honest, which is important. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Written by M.A. on Oct 31, 2018 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I love having Shelley to talk to and confide in. I'm struggling with my issues but it's so comforting to know that I can message her anytime and see her weekly for sessions from my home. I appreciate her so much and she was perfectly picked for me.

Written by E.V. on Oct 27, 2018 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

Very nice. Always responds quickly, and she knows what she’s talking about.

Written by I.R. on Oct 23, 2018 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

I strongly recommend Shelley, she's great! Pays attention, offers insightful input, but is also willing to learn. I enjoyed her no-nonsense, straightforward approach. Give her a try, you won't regret it!

Written by M.A. on Oct 10, 2018 after counseling with Shelley for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I tried two different counselors before finding Shelley and she was my light at the end of the tunnel. Her answers are professional and knowledgeable on how to deal with depression, PTSD and anxiety. She is a truly empathetic human being and an altruistic therapist who will give you the best advice possible for your situation and needs.

Written by M.A. on Oct 08, 2018 after counseling with Shelley for 6 days on issues concerning addictions, and self esteem

My experience with Shelley couldn't have been any better: Her way of being very nice and open herself while still being very serious about the matter at hand and extremely well researched had me open up and trusting her minutes into the first conversation. One of the most unexpected experiences was how much time she was willing to invest in me: Not only could I write her any day and get a very fast response, the live video counseling was where I was very surprised. My expectation was to be confined in a very sharp 30 min session to maximize the number of clients. But the opposite was the case: I could talk to her as long as I needed to, which was much superior to any in person counseling I have experienced until now. So if anyone out there still is wondering if she could be the right therapist, I'd always recommend to choose her.