I know that coping with chronic illness or substance abuse is one of the most challenging things anyone can face. It is lonely, strenuous, and persistent. What is often overlooked is the fear, guilt, loss, anger, and sadness associated with the changes they bring to your life and those around you. Addressing these emotions can be a quick process for some, but for others it can take time.
Attending counseling can be an essential aspect of your healthcare strategy. While feeling down or anxious may be a natural consequence of your substance abuse or chronic illness battle, you don't have to ignore how you’re feeling. We will work together to alleviate stress-related symptoms and help you focus on managing meaningful life.
I am a real-talking, strength-building, solution-finding, hope-creating therapist and life coach. I believe that healing is a process, that change is possible when we assume responsibility for that change, and that a little bit of humor can go a long way.
I am in recovery. I have multiple sclerosis. Both have stigmas. And both of them suck. Yet, both have helped me find deep levels of peace, serenity, and grace. My goal is to help you find the ways illness or substance abuse can motivate, strengthen, and guide you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
LPC #4160-125 (Expires: 2021-02-01)
From the first phone session we did I felt extremely comfortable working with Shelley. I feel that she understands my goals and helps me reach them in a way that is personalized to me.
Shelley is an incredible counselor. She provides a safe space to process, share, and grow. I love working with her as I journey in life working on my emotional, physical, and spiritual health goals.
Shelley has been, literally, my saving grace. She is so kind, compassionate, and really understands the struggles that I have been experiencing. She knows how to keep everything in perspective and allows me to guide my own therapy and really work on things that I need to work on. Thank you Shelley!
I love that she is easy going and easy to talk to.
Shelley has been a wonderful counselor for me. She's so personable and easy to talk to. We clicked right away. I'm looking forward to working with her again.
Shelley and I clicked right away and I felt very comfortable sharing my concerns and my goals in life that I felt like I needed to get help working towards.
Shelley is amazing! I would be lost without her sessions.
Shelley is very helpful and gave me an eye-opening experience. Thank you for your help!
Shelley was there for me exactly where I was in my life. She allowed me room and space to share everything (trivial and significant) with advice, support, and camaraderie every step of the way. I'll always appreciate her help and support.
It was great having someone not sugar coating things and saying how it is. Not always what you want to hear but what you need to hear.
Shelley is amazing. She is not the first counsellor I have tried but she is the first I have stuck with. She has helped me immensely.
It has been along time since I have been in counseling. I had several counselors in that time. All were very professional, discreet and helpful. However, I really feel that Shelley is very professional yet, someone who I feel very comfortable discussing my personal issues to. She is very caring and easy to relate to. I would recommend her to anyone interested in counseling!
Really helpful and supportive. Very open minded and thoughtful.
Shelley matches with me very well. Her alcohol background helps especially with the concerns I have with a friend.
Truly unbelievable counsellor and human being. I have found out more about myself in the last 3 months than I have done in 10 years with other therapists on and off. Shelley is super SUPER bright, processes stuff like lightening speed, and is solution based. Truthfully, I was very tired with being asked standardized questions such as how 'something has made me feel'. I am very lucky indeed that it was Shelley who I was connected with whilst walking down a dark path. Shelley is experienced, is in the moment, and has been able to focus me towards moving forward and finding the right path ahead, this for me is a true gift.
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.
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.
Thank you, Shelley for your professional and empathetic support in this time of crisis.
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.
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.
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.
I’m extremely grateful that counselors like Shelley exist. Being through different counselors before I can seriously appreciate her direct and honest methods.
Shelley is extremely approachable and caring but also honest, which is important. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
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.
Very nice. Always responds quickly, and she knows what she’s talking about.
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!
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.
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.