Shelley Dodt

(MSW, LCSW, BCPA)

About Me

My clients say that they really appreciate the feeling that I am "on their side" helping them understand how to cope and deal with life. I always say if the behavior you are going is getting you what you want out of life, keep doing it! If not, let's work together to see what we can change so you can get what you want out of life. I am a good listener and try to be the kind of counselor that I needed myself but never could find. I use mindfulness in my practice and truly believe Jon Kabat Zin when he said " As long as you are breathing, there is more right with you than wrong with you, no matter what is wrong". I work with my clients to help them develop insights. I try to teach them coping skills and tools so they can recognize life's little landmines and be able to navigate through and around them. Everyone has strengths and we explore yours so you can put them to the highest use in your life. Let's face it, life was not supposed to be painful and confusing. For some people it is. A good therapist can help you find your way out of the woods and to feel better, do better and prosper. I really love working with clients and am proud of the progress my clients in my private practice have made. Maybe I can help you too. My goal is to help you find better solutions through mindfulness, kindness, compassion and to add a little humor.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Certified Patient Advocate. I am also Certified as a Life Coach. But most importantly, I am a human being just like you and people say I have the knack for helping them feel better.


Specialties

  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW15916 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on May 03, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

Shelley is amazing! She supports me and I can’t tell how good that feels to have someone one my side!

Written by T.H. on May 01, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

She is a professional, she talking the truth. She cheers you up when you are having a bad time. When you make mistake in your life, for instance, in relationships, she can guild you to the right path and she listens to what you say clearly and respond daily.

Written by S.V. on Apr 29, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Shelley was very helpful on a variety of topics. She also has a great sense of humor and was a lot of fun to talk to. In addition, I was really able to connect with her because of cultural similarities and European roots. Two days later, I am empowered and conquering the world again.

Written by V.A. on Apr 17, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

I really enjoyed working with Dhelley, she really helped me with more life coaching career coaching and having her hold me accountable for my goals was great!!

Written by J.O. on Apr 16, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I have been corresponding with Shelley for a couple weeks now. Before I signed up and was connected with Shelley, I didn't see another option for getting myself help. I feel Shelley is taking time to understand me and she is very good at replying to messages in a respectable amount of time.

Written by C.H. on Apr 13, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Shelley is super friendly & kind.

Written by M.E. on Apr 13, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 1 month on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Shelley has been so helpful and understanding. I always feel comforted and lighter after talking to her! She’s given me new perspectives on things I’m working on.

Written by B.E. on Apr 12, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Shelley has been super supportive and understanding of my wellness. She has been a superb help for me.

Written by R.A. on Apr 08, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

She’s awesome! Offers genuine advice, is a great listener and it’s obvious that she truly cares and wants to help!

Written by K.A. on Apr 05, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I think my counsellor is amazing. I have masters in both social work and psychology and my professional opinion is that Shelley displays the knowledge and aptitude of those with more higher degrees. Any other person fortunate enough to be matched with Shelley is in wonderful, professional hands.

Written by S.A. on Mar 12, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Shelley Dost is a great listener and she understands what my problems are. Each time I receive a message from Shelley.. I feel comfort and support. I can literally tell Shelley anything that I feel I couldn't tell anyone else. Finding someone to talk too is hard. I'm just glad I found Shelley Dodt Xxx Bestie.

Written by S.H. on Mar 11, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I was in a very bad place when I reached out to Betterhelp.com, after being matched with Shelley I began the road to recovery. I could not have done it without her!

Written by S.A. on Mar 04, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Shelley has been very wonderful and helpful in getting me through the hardest time in my life. Definitely recommended! Thank you Shelley!

Written by A.D. on Mar 02, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Shelley takes counseling to a whole new level. I’m simply grateful.

Written by I.M. on Feb 25, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Shelley is very helpful and the fact that I am from the UK didn’t affect our interactions aside from timing. She truly listens and offers relevant advice for both myself and how others in my life can help me.

Written by R.A. on Feb 20, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 1 week on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Shelley has been incredibly helpful and kind to me, she's a great listener and has a knack for picking up the nuances of a situation just from my descriptions. She's lovely to talk to and I would thoroughly recommend her!

Written by J.A. on Feb 15, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and career difficulties

Shelley was incredible, she had a great positive manner and helped me to understand the issues I was having. She was able to help me with some difficult problems and I the app was super simple. If I had to wait for f2f treatment through normal services I would probably still be waiting. This is the future.

Written by E.R. on Feb 10, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Shelley has been a mentor and a friend, and has been a wonderful source of help. I can't recommend her enough!

Written by A.L. on Feb 07, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 4 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Even after the first session with Shelley I came away from the session feeling more empowered about my decision. She was incredibly friendly and easy to open up to with no judgement. After trying many different attempts at meditation, Shelley also provided an insightful approach to this, which I’ve been using most days with benefit. I will definitely be continuing to work with Shelley on an on going basis

Written by C.H. on Feb 06, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Shelley was wonderful from our first appointment. She's responsive and intuitive to client needs, and very empathic. She was able to help me identify several helpful coping strategies, and she's well-educated, even about issues that not everyone is informed about. I definitely did feel she was in my corner from the beginning. I felt comfortable opening up to her very quickly, which has unfortunately not always been my experience with other counselors. She's a really wonderful and caring therapist, and I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by F.A. on Feb 03, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 days on issues concerning coaching

Shelley is an amazing therapist. She helped me realize a trigger that I wasn't thinking about and explained its effect on me. She really helped me from the first session. I def recommend her!

Written by M.I. on Jan 19, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Really amazing counselor--I'm working through some lows/difficult points and she has definitely done a great job listening, and made me feel valid in my life. She has also been active in helping to make steps towards improvements, and never felt judged for my own quirks, etc. I've tried talking to other therapists in the past, but Shelley is definitely the most professional/an overall great fit for me. Best therapist I've talked to!