If you have come to me for assistance, it means that you are experiencing some ways of living your life that no longer work for you. You have come to the place where change is absolutely essential in order to live more consciously, authentically, and in alignment with the world and relationships you want to experience around you. You may not even know how to name what is not working for you right now but you know that something is “off”. Issues and problems can be manifesting in your job, your finances, your relationships, your mental and physical health and your spiritual life. Assistance is out there to help you take those steps in the most loving direction to create what is necessary to help you thrive in every area of your life. I have 30 years experience in the mental health field and have worked in a number of healthcare settings. I focus on helping people to regain a sense of personal authority, self confidence and direction to make the most loving decisions for their lives.
I work with individuals ages 18 and over from all backgrounds, orientations and environments. I look forward to connecting with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NC LCSW C007623
GA LCSW CSW001595
Working with Shirley has been a blessing. I feel that she can truly connect to me and I’m so glad to be able to work with her. She’s open, friendly, and respectful to her clients and I really like seeing and hearing her perspective on life. I feel that she truly cares about helping others and it shows in everything . I look forward to working with her more in the future. :)
Written on Mar 24, 2021 after therapy with Shirley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Shirley is a wonderful person, it is a joy to have a conversation with her, I felt understood and she managed in a short time to set me on a beautiful spiritual journey. I must say she is great at reading people, not in the sense that she knows everything you think (although she may know!), but in the sense that she sees you for who you truly are. I find it easy to connect with her and talk about anything. I admire her, she is funny and modest, she knows so many things and what I loved seeing in her is that she is curious as a child and sees the beauty in others, she has an enormous desire to share with others. I look forward to working with her again!
Written on Mar 13, 2021 after therapy with Shirley for 2 weeks