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Shelly Proper, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue ADHD
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About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and board certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. I have worked in both private practice and at local agencies, as well as in the school system and in higher education. I have over 15 years of clinical experience with various populations with a wide variety of concerns, ranging from psychiatric conditions, addictions, physical trauma, emotional trauma, grief/loss/end of life, as well as menopause, healthy aging, career and life coaching. I have many years beyond working in the mental health setting in other capacities. I have a post master's certificate to teach psychology and have worked intensively with educational planning.

My counseling style is warm, empathetic and interactive. I believe that the most productive therapy happens when clients are encouraged to be the experts of their own lives and that the goals of therapy are to help them find the options, skills and perspectives that can empower them to make changes to live a healthier and happier life. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy in my practice and emphasize maintaining appropriate boundaries within the therapeutic alliance.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

15yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, First Responder Issues, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

PA LPC PC004284


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Shelly Proper. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Shelly is wonderful. She has made a huge difference in my life. She truly listens and cares and offers terrific advice in a gentle way that leaves space for you to figure things out on your own. She is like a true guiding light in the storm of life.

Written on May 14, 2023 after therapy with Shelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Shelly really helps me feel less alone and heard. Sometimes I feel like I'm going crazy but she helps me realize that everyone needs help and that doesn't mean I'm crazy. She has been such a help!

Written on Apr 09, 2023 after therapy with Shelly for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Shelly has been a great source of help to me during a difficult time in my life. Her expertise and willingness to share her own personal experiences with similar struggles help me trust in her and the process.

Written on Apr 03, 2023 after therapy with Shelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, and anger management

Shelly has been a beacon of light and has helped me through some difficult challenges.

Written on Mar 09, 2023 after therapy with Shelly for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Shelly has a vast amount of expertise that has helped me see the bigger picture of self care through separation and teo job changes. I highly recommend her for these areas as well as working through bigger life planning for the future.

Written on Mar 07, 2023 after therapy with Shelly for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Shelly is an incredible therapist and I feel so lucky to have found her.

Written on Feb 27, 2023 after therapy with Shelly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coaching