Shelley Stephens, MA, LLPC CCTSI

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Education

  • School:
    Wayne State University
  • Degree:
    MA Counseling
  • Additional Certificates:

    Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist for Individuals (CCTSI)

    Certified Level 1 Gottman Therapist

    American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists

I received my Master’s degree in Counseling from Wayne State University. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist for Individuals (CCTSI) through the Arizona Trauma Institute. I am a Certified Level 1 Gottman therapist. I'm pursuing my certification in Sex Therapy through the Buehler Institute. My goal is to help you to thrive and grow. I do this by working with individuals and couples to address the issues that may be preventing them from achieving personal, sexual, and relational health. I strive to help one explore and process the experience, rewire the traumatized areas of the brain, and love themselves.

My approach is tailored to each individual based on their goals. I am interested in hearing your story because you are the expert in your life. My job is to journey beside you with endless curiosity, to help you ask yourself new (and sometimes scary) questions that tap into your wisdom, your boundless pleasure, and the connection you want to cultivate. There aren’t many places to turn to when you have questions about your body, about why your relationship feels so stuck, or why it’s so damn scary to ask for what you want. This is what I am here for. To give you the space to explore without judgment.

I recognize that you live within various systems (i.e. family, work, culture, etc.) that impact your way of life in diverse ways and that counseling must include these components in the process. I view therapy as collaborative teamwork, cooperatively setting and working towards goals. I will help you identify difficulties or concerns that you are experiencing. Together, we will develop ways to overcome these obstacles. As the counselor, I’m not here to tell you the answers to the problem but we will work together as a team to find the answers. While I may provide some advice or direction, it is my intention that we explore your feelings, choices, and goals to discover the most appropriate and healthy decisions for your life.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna/Cofinity
  • BCBS
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.

Issues

  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Infidelity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Communities

  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive / Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Specialties

  • Sex Therapy
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues

Session Types

  • Couples
  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • Adults

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused