Emily C SheltonLPC

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Availability

In Central Time

Were there lessons in your professional or academic career that left an impression on you, and how has that informed your work today?

The biggest lesson I was taught and instill in myself today is to never work harder than my client. I will help you and be there for you every step of the way. However, I will not do more work than you in the process; this is for you, not me, and you have to want it for yourself.

What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?

Success in therapy can look like many things- a decrease in symptoms, completing a task you have been avoiding or wanting to accomplish, or simply feeling a little better as time goes on. You will be able to feel it when you are making progress; you will noticing you are caring for yourself more, you are accomplishing goals you set, you are giving yourself more grace, your symptoms are decreasing and more manageable, etc.

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

I believe in free expression and meeting my clients where they are at in the moment. If silence is needed, we can be silent for a moment. I do not try to filter my clients and allow them to speak and interact in whatever ways they are comfortable while still keeping professional boundaries in tact.

Specialties

Anxiety

Addiction

Mood disorders

Substance abuse

Women's issues

General Expertise

Depression

Work Stress

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Bipolar disorder

Communication issues

Dependence issues

Drug addiction & abuse

Fees

$50

First Session

$150

Group Therapy

$100

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session

Group Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Psychoanalysis

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Motivational Interviewing

Person-Centered Therapy

Training / Certifications

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Certified Recovery Support Specialist

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Licensure

IL, LPC, 178.017127

Education

Master of Health Science, Addiction Studies, Governors State University

Work History

I have worked in community mental health for a few years where I have conducted both psychoeducational and processing groups, connected clients to resources, and conducted individual sessions. Before graduation while interning I developed and led a women's group for women in a recovery home focused on substance use, mental health, and women's issues. I have also worked in a residential settings with adolescents experiencing mental illness. I specialize in substance abuse and co-occurring disorders meaning that there is a substance abuse and mental health issue occurring simultaneously. I believe in helping my clients achieve their goals by building trust and rapport while also using evidence-based practices to learn how to decrease and manage symptoms.

Location

Remote Therapist, Portage, 46368, IN