I am a Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience working in the State of Wisconsin with both Individuals and Couples. During my career, I have over 10 years experience working with individuals experiencing grief, loss, and end of life concerns. My specialties also include; relationship/family issues, anger management, depression/anxiety issues, and life coaching personal development. I also have experience working with LGTBQ+ clients, as well as First Responder/Law Enforcement groups.
My counseling style is person centered; focused on inclusivity, and compassion. My goal is to help you identify your specific goals and then use a treatment plan to help meet your unique and specific needs. I am professionally trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques. I believe, however, that no one style or technique is good for every person or situation, so I tailor my approach to what works best for you. Our work together is a "judgment free" zone. Regardless of your Age, Gender, Sexual Orientation, or Race, I believe strongly in treating everyone with dignity and respect.
Talking to someone you don't know about personal issues can be very intimidating. It takes courage to seek help to achieve a happier and more fulfilling life. If you are ready to start that journey towards achieving your goals, then I will be there each step of the way to help guide you toward them.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
WI LCSW 7689-123
She is very kind, respectful, understanding, and helpful. I definitely appreciate her help with my struggles and need for advice. Very thankful to her!
Written on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Shelley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
Shelley is very nice and gives wonderful advice that helps me think things in a different perspective
Written on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Shelley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Shelley was quick to offer useful “homework” and advice for my issues. She is easy to talk to and listens.
Written on Jan 12, 2022 after therapy with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I have appreciated her so much, it’s been a night and day difference in my mental well-being. I look forward to taking to her weekly cause I know I’m always going to get the help I need!
Written on Nov 20, 2021 after therapy with Shelley for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Shelley is a great counselor. She listens and asks the right questions. Strongly recommended.
Written on Jul 21, 2021 after therapy with Shelley for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and anger management
From the beginning I felt that my counselor understood what I was going through and was able to support me in a way that was healthy.
Written on Apr 04, 2021 after therapy with Shelley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life ch