My degrees encompass Christian Counseling with a Theology minor from Fort Wayne Bible College. A Psychology /Industrial Psychology BS from University of St. Francis and a Masters Degree in Psychology also from the University of St. Francis. My theory of approach is from William Glasser's work on Reality Therapy. How is helping you to do what you do? What do you need to do about that? And, when do you want to Change? I marry that with Christian Counseling applications. Not only do I teach people how to study the Word, but how to apply it to their own lives in todays world. I work best with teens, individual issues, marriage counseling, widows, widowers, new normal life skills. Interview for a new job, nutrition suggestions, personality and behavior issues, and how to deal with difficult people. And, especially Emotional Forgiveness Skills.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing
IN LMFT 35001030A
IN LCSW 34002624A
Shirley is an amazing counselor she understands my struggles and needs and advises me accordingly.
Written on Jun 20, 2023 after therapy with Shirley for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem
I connected with Shirley during a career and life transition, and from session one her years of experience got to the root of the issues and she clearly understood me and could give practical advice and support to help me move forward. She’s an incredible woman and I will definitely seek her services in the future! I’ve been telling all my friends and acquaintances to try BetterHelp! I am very glad I signed up and overjoyed that I met Shirley, a true treasure and beautiful woman of God.
Written on Oct 02, 2021 after therapy with Shirley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Let me be very honest, I was very skeptical about starting any type of therapy. I never understood why people go for things like this. Shirley has made me see how effective and beneficial therapy is! She helped me focus on some major issues (especially the ones I was in deep denial about) and helped me develop techniques for keeping myself calm. I, for one, have seen a difference! And one thing I absolutely love about Shirley is how she incorporates God into each of our sessions! She even backs up what she says with scripture and I loved that. Shirley is such a woman of wisdom and anyone and everyone can benefit from having some time to talk with her. God bless you Shirley!
Written on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Shirley for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes
Shirley is a great listener. I felt like I was at the end of my rope and then I started seeing Shirley. I was able to get some relief. She has been very helpful to me.
Written on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Shirley for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Sometimes, we just need God and an expert to help us find him. Thank you Shirley, for being my angel is disguise.
Written on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Shirley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes