Shelly enjoys helping individuals and families struggling to manage challenging life
circumstances. She uses a strengths-based approach to encourage healing, life transitions and
promoting a positive change in an individual’s life.
Shelly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has a passion for working with adolescents and
families while supporting the goal of healing and transformation from a solution-focused and
strengths-based approach. Shelly has experience in treating complex trauma, anxiety, depression,
parent-child relational concerns, and low self-esteem/confidence. She is a certified Trauma-
Informed EMDR therapist who utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational
Interviewing techniques to assist individuals in the growth process.
She views the therapeutic process as a collaborative one and pursued a career in social work with
a passion for increasing access to mental health services and offering effective, evidence-based
treatment that is both culturally sensitive and gender affirming. Shelly truly believes that people
thrive when they have a safe space where empowerment and equipping can take place.
Shelly received a Master’s in Social Work from East Carolina University. She holds a
professional license in the Commonwealth of Virginia and has over twenty years of experience
working within the mental health field.