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 14 years of 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 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 and Solution Focused Therapy in my practice and emphasize maintaining appropriate boundaries within the therapeutic alliance.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , First Responder Issues , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #PC004284 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

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.

Written by J.H. on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Shelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Shelly is welcome, interested, warm, and supportive. My best experience working with a therapist in eleven years.

Written by M.A. on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Shelly for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Shelly is super sweet and just truly listens, she provides a safe space where I feel comfortable to talk about anything which I really appreciate!

Written by N.I. on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Shelly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders

Shelly has been a wonderful support system in the months that we've been working together. She offered many suggestions on how to work through the different things that I've been going through and I'm so thankful for our parnership.

Written by A.N. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Shelly for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

She is amazing and very thoughtful and compassionate. I always look forward to talking to her every week. Easily the best that I’ve had on this site.

Written by M.E. on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Shelly for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

Shelly is just terrific to work with - so warm and easy to talk to - and she has made some very direct and helpful suggestions for me. I did not know how on line therapy would go but she changed my mind entirely about it and has helped me tremendously.

Written by L.A. on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Shelly for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Shelly is an awesome therapist. She is kind, funny and non-judgmental. She validates my experiences and always has helpful suggestions. I look forward to our sessions and believe she will be able to help me with to improve my life.

Written by L.I. on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Shelly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Shelly Proper is a woman with a heart of gold , who listens very intently and responds without pregidous. She has words of great knowledge and gives them with powerful reasoning..

Written by S.H. on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Shelly for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Shelly has been incredibly helpful and is a lovely person. I can honestly say my life has significantly improved thanks to her support and guidance. Highly recommend!

Written by T.A. on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Shelly for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Shelly is INCREDIBLE! I knew from the jump we'd have a great relationship. Thoughtful, honest, attentive, keeps it simple and a great balance of listener vs. action based...just what I need. I look forward to my sessions every week!

Written by T.A. on Mar 13, 2022 after therapy with Shelly for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

Talking with Dr. Proper has been wonderful. I feel so listened to, and her insights have really helped me start to heal from some past trauma and grow as a person.
I'd recommend her a thousand times over.

Written by J.A. on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Shelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, adhd, anger management, and sleeping disorders

I’m really enjoying working with her! She’s someone who listens and genuinely tries her best to understand what I’m dealing with and has great recommendations for me.

Written by J.I. on Feb 21, 2022 after therapy with Shelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem

Shelly’s awesome

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