About

Namaste
 

Hi,

I’m Shelby.


So great to meet you!

Let me introduce myself: I’m a licensed mental health counselor and certified 200-hour yoga teacher living in Boston, Massachusetts, skilled in offering group and individual therapy, meditation, and yoga. I believe that maintaining feeling “well” and healthy encompasses multiple facets our lives and that it's important to give each equal, nonjudgmental attention.

As a clinically-trained holistic and integrative Psychotherapist, I hold a bachelor of science degree in Psychology and French from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and a master of science degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University. I have worked in the field of mental health for over a decade and am licensed in the state of Massachusetts. I approach therapy with an eclectic and flexible style, adjusting my theoretical approach with each individual client’s needs, and sometimes session-to-session with the same individual, if need be. I am trained in Feminist, Mindfulness-based, Existential-Humanistic, Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Dialectical Behavioral, and Cognitive-Behavioral therapies. I use an integrative and holistic approach, accounting for multiple facets of an individual’s life. I pride myself as being an engaging and collaborative provider who offers an unconditionally supportive space for individuals to learn more about themselves.

I have also found an innate ability to seamlessly blend yogic philosophy into my clinical practice after integrating it into my life off of the mat. Examining one's life through a yogic lens with compassion, intention, and refraining from judgment allows us to connect with who we truly are at our core, and for concerns to be resolved more quickly.

Within the contexts of therapy and yoga, I believe that the individual is the expert of their experience and of their body. Answers we seek are within us, and when we quiet ourselves and turn inward we find exactly what we need.

 
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As a certified yoga teacher, in February 2018 I completed my 200-hour certified YTT with The New School of Yogic Arts in Brookline, MA. I’ve also had the immense joy of attending trainings on the Trauma Center’s Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TC-TSY); completing a Yin Yoga certification led by Emily Peterson RYT 500; and intensive workshops addressing yoga as therapy for depression and anxiety with Kate Graham, LMHC, C-IAYT. These trainings have influenced my asana offerings, and I enjoy teaching Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin style classes. I also have extensive experience teaching meditation as well, through breathwork or guided visualizations.

Through inspirational topics on my podcast and blog, you'll find guidance to support you along your personal wellness journey and increase insight into your self + soul. You'll hear engaging interviews with brilliant folks dominating the health and wellness worlds, and learn ways to live a more whole, ethical, and nontoxic lifestyle.

I'm so excited for our journey together, and I'm here to assist you in the best way that I can.

Feel free to leave a comment, subscribe to the podcast, send me a message, and follow me on social media. 

I can't wait to connect with you!

Namaste.


Licensure and certifications:

Mental Health:

LMHC in the state of Massachusetts. Obtained December 2013. License #8708

Yoga:

  • Yoga Alliance Registration #245582

  • Yin Yoga certification with Emily Peterson, Coolidge Yoga, Brookline, MA. Completed November 2018

  • The New School of Yogic Arts 200-hour yoga teacher certification, Coolidge Yoga, Brookline, MA. Completed February 2018

  • Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga workshop with David Emerson and Dr. Elizabeth Hopper PhD, The Trauma Center at JRI, Brookline, MA. Completed January 2018

  • Yoga as Therapy for Depression & Anxiety with Soulful Yoga Therapy, South Boston Yoga, Boston, MA. Completed January 2017

 
RYT 200
 

Give yourself permission to allow this moment to be exactly as it is,
and allow yourself to be exactly as you are.
— Jon Kabat-Zinn