Provider type: Therapist
Serving: Adolescent (Ages 18+), Adult, Couples, Families, Groups, Individuals
Whether you are just beginning or continuing on your therapeutic journey, Shelby aims to create an environment of acceptance, safety, and empathy. She’ll encourage you to be your authentic self while helping to guide you through difficult life circumstances. She believes you’re the expert about your life and will partner with you in a holistic process where you’ll explore all of the areas of your life that may be impacting your mental health. Together you’ll work toward reaching your goals and living in healthy, fulfilling ways.
Shelby often uses a person-centered approach with her clients, which includes active listening and mindfulness techniques. She also utilizes CBT, ACT, and strength-based therapies in her sessions. She strives to lead her sessions with a trauma informed lens and values the importance of practicing from a culturally competent and social justice clinical framework.
Shelby received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Michigan State University and her Master's in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. She’s worked with children, adolescents and adults of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and orientations who’ve experienced severe traumas, substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, relationship and familial struggles and more. She also has worked in various settings including outpatient, residential treatment, and day treatment programs.
Shelby moved from Michigan to Colorado in 2017 and loves to hike and spend time with her two rescue dogs.