Life is ever changing; the challenge is to be able to manage and keep moving forward while maintaining a positive and healthy mindset. Most of the time the answers to our questions, fears and even desires are just a matter of reaching forward to take action and working through it. Let's work together, I'm here to help.
We are communal beings and benefit from the assistance of someone coming along side us to help. That is what I believe therapy is a collaborative effort to reach your desired goals.
I am a graduate of Regent University (2011) with a Master's degree in counseling, a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida.
As an outpatient therapist, I enjoy working with individuals, families, and children. I have extensive experience working with groups, individual counseling, premarital, marital, couples, family relationships, adults, adolescents and children. I have worked with children in schools as a therapeutic day counselor, intensive in-home counselor working with at- risk children and their families. I have also facilitated support groups for individuals dealing with depression, anxiety and bipolar.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Multicultural Concerns, Prejudice and Discrimination
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LMHC MH17916
VA LPC 0701006762
She has been exceptional and all of the advice that she provides, and helps me explore the ins and outs of the situation that I’m involved in. She properly challenges me to think outside of my own self, which is needed in the situation that I’m currently in!
Written on Aug 27, 2023 after therapy with Shirley for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes
Shirley is great at validating my feelings while also pushing me to question some of my thought processes. This has helped me to better work through some of my irrational thoughts while also understanding why I am feeling these emotions.
Written on Aug 01, 2023 after therapy with Shirley for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Thanks to Shirley, I have made significant strides in improving my mental and emotional well-being. I feel more empowered, self-aware, and equipped to face life's challenges with newfound resilience.
Written on Jul 25, 2023 after therapy with Shirley for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties
She is the best, listens well and gives advice I can actually apply!
Written on Jul 03, 2023 after therapy with Shirley for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
So far yes she has help me but she is still helping me to become a better man. I recommend her to anybody who needs help. She listens and tell you how it is, she knows what she is doing and she is a respectful person.
Written on Jul 02, 2023 after therapy with Shirley for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues
Shirley was very easy to talk to and attentive to keep me involved.
Written on Jun 05, 2023 after therapy with Shirley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes