Meet Shelly

Less than three months after being diagnosed, my father died of an unknown cancer.  In spite of my own uncertainty and fear, I was able to pull from something deep within that allowed me to do my best to advocate for him and his needs. I walked into that heart-wrenching situation afraid and grief-stricken. I walked out determined to help others navigate trials posed by life's difficulties.

Now, as a therapist and teacher, it's my hope that I can help you find new and healthy ways to cope that helps you tap into your own values and wisdom, encouraging you to discover your own resilience while and finding new tools.

In partnering with clients, I'm able to journey with them through a variety of challenges. I specialize in religious trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions such as divorce or illness, caregiving, women's issues, including reproductive trauma, among many other issues that face Latter-day Saints.


I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I'm a referred Family Services provider. I'm available to help clients who are struggling with faith-based issues around the church, their identity in how it relates to the church, and their relationship with God. I understand that each of us has a unique relationship with God, the gospel, and the church. I approach each session and class with a sacred respect for that relationship.

I hold a BASW from the University of Washington Tacoma and an MSW from Boston University. If you live in Washington State and are interested in learning more about my private practice, you can contact me by clicking the button below.

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