"Change is what I find most meaningful, including both big and small changes for clients. Change provides motivation for continued success. I strive to bring validation for my clients. I value hard work and that is what I bring to my work as a therapist."
Shelley worked previously with Rural Minnesota CEP where she assisted low-income families to become self-sufficient by helping them to obtain and maintain employment. Before that, she worked in a residential facility for individuals with traumatic brain injuries. She has extensive experience providing group, individual, and family therapy, as well as school-based day treatment services. Shelley specializes in working with children, adolescents and their families.
Therapy Services With Shelley was founded in 2017. Shelley currently works as an outpatient therapist, and provides group, individual, and family therapy. She works with families, couples, groups, adolescents and adults. She leads groups in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and is a certified Incredible Years Parent Group leader. She is also certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Shelley is licensed in Minnesota and North Dakota as a Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT). She is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and is an AAMFT-approved supervisor. She is an ambassador for the National Health Service Corps and she provides some weekend respite care for families in Clay County, as a certified foster parent.
In her spare time, Shelley enjoys traveling, swimming, walking, going to movies, quilting, baking, and spending time with her friends, family, and pets.
Shelley is in the beginning stages of training her cat, Kida, to become a therapy cat! You may see her around the office!
"My hope is for every person to have a fulfilled journey while here on earth. Unfortunately, sometimes unexpected challenges and situations prevent satisfaction in life from happening. I use a collaborative approach with clients in which I challenge people to reach their goals and assist them in making the changes they want in their lives."
Marsha previously worked in corrections and law enforcement, which gave her the desire to have a more significant impact by making long lasting changes for individuals, couples, and families. Marsha has extensive experience in crisis response and deescalating crisis situations. She specializes in pre-marital counseling, individual therapy, and family therapy. She co-leads groups in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and has co-led Incredible Years Parent groups. Marsha also has previous experience in leading a school-based day treatment program.
Marsha received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Ashworth College, a Bachelor of Art in Psychology from Concordia College, and a Masters of Art in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University Twin Cities. Marsha is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). She is well versed in several treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Prepare/Enrich, Solution-Focused Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, and Incredible Years. She is also a proud member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).
In her spare time, Marsha enjoys reading, running, jigsaw puzzles, traveling, and spending time with family, friends, and her dog.