Shelby is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and provisionally credentialed Art Therapist (ATR-P). She is a graduate of Adler University with a master’s degree in Counseling and Art Therapy and Portland State University with a BA in Psychology.
Shelby has a history of working with youth, teens, adults, and families over her 6 years of experience in the helping professions. She has worked with individuals with anxiety, depression, neurodivergence, addiction, trauma, and chronic mental illness. She also has an interest and background working with children of immigrants, and those navigating challenges with their identity and life transitions.
She provides counseling from an eclectic and approach, meaning that she will work with you to figure out which therapeutic approach best fits your needs and treatment goals. No matter your preferred approach or goals, Shelby works with her clients to establish trust, care, and safety in the therapeutic space. Art therapy is incorporated into sessions to facilitate identity development, deepening insights, personal expression, and strengthening of the mind-body connection. Shelby works with clients to empower them and create a deeper understanding of self through a trauma-informed lens.
In addition, Shelby is a BIPOC, body positive, and LGBTQ+ affirming clinician, and supports clients in reflecting on the impacts of their cultural identities and unique intersections. Clients are encouraged to embrace cultural and spiritual identities, and explore their challenges and barriers and to find realistic and sustainable solutions to their presenting challenges.
Shelby is currently accepting new clients.
Education and Affiliations: MA in Counseling and Art Therapy, Adler University; BA in Psychology, Portland State University