M.A., LPC, NCC, Trained in CBT and DBT, Level 1 Gottman Training
Shelley describes her style as “Easy to talk to, challenging when needed, an educator, someone who gets it”. My ability to connect with my clients and provide them with a place they feel comfortable discussing unpleasant topics or events is important to me. With that in place, I believe the work that needs to be done will follow.
I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, so my sessions focus on educating clients about the thought-behavior-emotion connection, problem-solving, and skill-building. I’ve been known to work with high-risk behaviors such as self-harming and suicidal ideation. I also see clients that need assistance with reducing anxiety to a manageable level, improving self-esteem and boundaries, as well as couples that need to rebuild connections with one another. I have been trained to use the world-renowned Gottman methods in working with couples.
The therapeutic approaches I use are evidence-based and backed by years of scientific research. Some areas that I like to work with are mood disorders, anxiety disorders, emotion regulation, self-injury, eating disorders, relationships, communication skills, self-esteem, and boundary issues.
B.A. Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University
M.A. Counseling from The University of Texas at San Antonio
CBT training for Depression and Suicide at The Beck Institute in Philadelphia, PA
DBT training from The Linehan Institute Behavioral Tech
Level 1 Gottman Training from The Gottman Institute