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 doing 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 is 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.
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
- Coping with life changes
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Self-Harm , Women's Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #SW15916 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
i would a million percent recommend better help to everyone it has really changed me and i don't have words to express
Shelley has been really helpful in guiding me when I’m feeling overwhelmed with some of my struggles. Thank you so much and I look forward to continuing working with her.
Thank you Shelley! I feel lucky that I could met you when I was in a dark time.
Shelley is amazing! When I first came to better help I really felt like I was drowning and stuck. I'd tried face to face local councillors but felt I left with more questions than answers. Shelley is not like that at all, she's very straight with her answers and honest and that's exactly what I need to drop the boring stuff I can't help or control and deal with the bigger picture. Can't thank her enough for her help.
Shelley is empathetic and supportive, a good human. I've tried counseling before and have had difficult experiences with being understood, and worse have been judged which traumatized me more. Shelley is one of the very few people I've met in life who simply acknowledged my life experiences without downplaying or overemphasizing their severity and impact.
I love working with Shelley! She has helped me grow and put a lot more into perspective over the last few months
Shelley is a lovely, kind and understanding lady and has a wealth of experience - she is a very calming and relaxed person, and I have no hesitation in recommending her if you are going through something in life. She is incredibly helpful in health related matters as well as anxiety.
I have so far spoken to Shelley only once, I was quite nervous but after speaking to her, it felt like a coffee with a friend who has your best intentions on the top of her head. She is very considerate and is able to give a really good third person perspective and make you rethink your and other people's inner motivations.
I really like speaking to her and getting feedback from her, I see that I am able to apply those changes in a positive manner back into my life.
She is kind, thoughtful, and really listens. I like the way the online format allows me to really think about what I need/want to say about how I feel. I like that I can walk away from the thought and come back to re-read it.
Outstanding counselor. She listens, guides, support and always there. I value the time I spent during sessions.
She is amazing. She tells me everything exactly how it is without sugar coating it. She knows what she is preaching and is super funny as well. Could not recommend her more. I have never had this much fun while being in counseling before ;)
Shelly was excellent. She was able to provide many tools and ideas to help with the issues that I was having. Thanks for all your help.
Shelley is very accommodating, gentle and encouraging. No matter what place I was in, she tries to make me comfortable exactly where that is. She is the comforting soul that keep me company in a lonely place. I look forward to each of our session, and I’m given weekly takeaways to reflect on that helps tremendously, step by step, week by week. Learning to love yourself, learning to love your time spent, these are not always the easiest thing to do, but it’s a lifelong process. Shelley is the perfect guide.
Shelly has been my biggest support since joining BetterHelp. She is alert and attentive, knows when to talk and when I need to just vent. She allows me to express myself without fear of being criticized. She’s taught me so much in such a short time and I still have much to go. I’m glad Shelley is the person beside me helping me through it all.
She is amazing. I’ve been in a tough spot, but I always feel like she’s on my side.
Shelley is great! She’s super funny & so good at what she does. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for help like I was.
Shelly is a great counselor with a bounty of experience to share.
Shelley is an incredible therapist! She understands my issues very well and always offered words of wisdom. She’s on my side and I feel comforted knowing I can text her anytime during the day. I am very grateful for her support through a difficult period in my life. I would gladly recommend her to anyone!
Shelley is amazing! She supports me and I can’t tell how good that feels to have someone one my side!
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.
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.
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!!
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.
Shelley is super friendly & kind.
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.
Shelley has been super supportive and understanding of my wellness. She has been a superb help for me.
She’s awesome! Offers genuine advice, is a great listener and it’s obvious that she truly cares and wants to help!
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.
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.
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!
Shelley has been very wonderful and helpful in getting me through the hardest time in my life. Definitely recommended! Thank you Shelley!
Shelley takes counseling to a whole new level. I’m simply grateful.
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.
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!
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.
Shelley has been a mentor and a friend, and has been a wonderful source of help. I can't recommend her enough!
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
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.
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!
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!