I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner in the state of Nebraska. I have been working as a therapist since 2013. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Behavioral Science from Bellevue University in 2010. I received my Masters of Science in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University in 2013. In my years in this work, I have worked with a variety of clients including parents, teenagers, individuals, couples, younger children, etc. Currently my therapeutic work takes me to work with families to ensure kids remain in the home or work with families so the kids can reunify back into the home. I believe it is important for families to remain intact and my goal is to always help families to become healthier and safer together. I believe change in the family has a whole typically needs to occur for individual success to occur and maintain in the long term. I am trained in Motivational Interviewing. Clients that I have worked with experience a variety of issues including Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Trauma, Abuse/Neglect, Domestic Violence in relationships, Co-Dependency, Cognitive Distortions, Self-Esteem, Suicidal Ideations/Self Harm, etc.
I prefer to use evidenced based practices including Motivational Interviewing, learning mindfulness skills, CBT, DBT to help learn distress tolerance and improve emotional regulation. I believe in Client or Person Centered Therapy. Clients should be in the driver's seat in therapy as it is their lives and they are coming into therapy with things they want to work on and are important to them. I like to work on building a positive therapeutic relationship with clients, so I can identify their strengths as that can assist in a strengths based approach if necessary. I always like to tailor what therapy tools I use to what is going to fit best with each client as everyone is different. Clients will learn how their thoughts impact their behaviors and feelings and can then learn how to change those thought processes towards more positive change and lead the client to the life they want to lead.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NE LIMHP 1587
Shelley is a really good therapist. Anytime I need to talk she responds in a timely manner and makes me feel like I'm a person.
Written on Jun 30, 2023 after therapy with Shelley for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Great therapist, understands my issues and treats my concerns with respect and value.
Written on Feb 21, 2023 after therapy with Shelley for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
I really enjoy Shelley as my therapist. She really listens, and always knows the right things to say. No matter what, she follows along really well and gives space to let you speak on everything. But still always has a response.
Written on May 08, 2022 after therapy with Shelley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
Shelley has been extremely helpful so far - I've only worked with her a few weeks but she's been able to talk me into a more balanced and objective space from the chaos I was in before.
Written on Apr 03, 2022 after therapy with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and coaching