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 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 evidenced 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, 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

Contact me:

Call:  469- 404-8725