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Shelly Proper, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Sleeping disorders Depression Compassion fatigue
Video Phone Messaging

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 17 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 see clients who are 25 and older.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

17yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Sleeping disorders Depression Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Divorce and separation, First Responder Issues, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, 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

Services offered

Video
Phone
Messaging

License information

PA LPC PC004284

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.

Allows me to express myself in a safe environment

Written on May 22, 2024 after therapy with Shelly for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Shelly Proper was able to reflect and give real world examples of what needs to be done to continue to improve and become the next level of you. We had great conversations that led to breakthroughs and kept me accountable in a compassionate manner. I got to grow a lot through our sessions and come away more present and with applicable tools that fit my situation. She is always on time and present during our calls. She was flexible and kept in contact through messaging throughout the week with reminders and encouragement. Thank you Shelly Proper

Written on May 14, 2024 after therapy with Shelly for 7 months on issues concerning sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Shelly Proper has a beautiful and patient personality. I am always impressed with her knowledge and experience that she shares with me. She has the ability to maintain her professionalism while making you feel comfortable with sharing your most confidential experiences. I am doing so much better since I have been receiving her counseling. I would love to refer her to everyone I meet but Im not sure if I want to share her. Lol

Written on Apr 22, 2024 after therapy with Shelly for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and bipolar disorder

Shelly has been very helpful and providing advice for overcoming my anxiety and past traumas. She is very understanding and easy to talk to and I would strongly recommend her services to anyone looking for help or support.

Written on Apr 21, 2024 after therapy with Shelly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I first saw Shelly's profile and what resonated with me was that her bio specified Compassion fatigue , something I had not seen before. I am coming off a very stressful year of being a caretaker .Our first session Shelly reassured me that what I was feeling was a normal response to my trauma. She is compassionate and validates my feelings.

Written on Mar 17, 2024 after therapy with Shelly for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Shelly is a fantastic therapist. I'm going through an extremely difficult time and I feel better after each session. She truly listens and I feel reassured that if I truly need to reach her, she'd make the time, which is tremendously appreciated. She reminds me to stay positive and encourages me to remember important mantras to get through every day. I wish I found her and Betterhelp years ago, better late than never, as they say.

Written on Feb 22, 2024 after therapy with Shelly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes