Shelley Dodt

(MSW, LCSW, BCPA)

About Me

I get a lot of referrals from the parents of difficult teenagers. Their kids like to work with me because I really try to treat them with dignity and respect. I especially like working with Borderline Personality Disorder teenagers and it seems like they respond to my approach because I use an evidence based modality called Dialectical Behavior Therapy. It includes using Mindfulness, teaching emotional regulation, distress tolerance and understanding interpersonal relationships. I find DBT helps with a lot of other distressing behaviors in teens too. Most teens can be helped by simply validating how they feel. Just saying, I may not agree or feel the same way you do, but I respect your right to feel as you do. This goes a long way in dealing with difficult teens. Try it with your difficult teen and you will be amazed.


Specialties

  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW15916 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by M.O. on Nov 09, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Outstanding counselor. She listens, guides, support and always there. I value the time I spent during sessions.

Written by S.A. on Oct 24, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Shelley is a very kind, caring and compassionate person. She knows the everyday struggles I have faced and is very knowledgeable.

Written by B.I. on Oct 24, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and bipolar disorder

She’s awesome!

Written by C.A. on Oct 23, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is amazing. She tells me everything exactly how it is without sugar coating it. She knows what she is preaching and is super funny as well. Could not recommend her more. I have never had this much fun while being in counseling before ;)

Written by J.A. on Oct 09, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Shelly was excellent. She was able to provide many tools and ideas to help with the issues that I was having. Thanks for all your help.

Written by S.T. on Sep 03, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

Shelley is a welcome surprise to me. She is empathetic to my needs and really understands me. She tries to find ways to help me and gives practical suggestions for me to try and they really help me. I am glad she is only a click away.

Written by K.I. on Aug 28, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Shelley is very accommodating, gentle and encouraging. No matter what place I was in, she tries to make me comfortable exactly where that is. She is the comforting soul that keep me company in a lonely place. I look forward to each of our session, and I’m given weekly takeaways to reflect on that helps tremendously, step by step, week by week. Learning to love yourself, learning to love your time spent, these are not always the easiest thing to do, but it’s a lifelong process. Shelley is the perfect guide.

Written by S.H. on Aug 21, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Shelly is an amazing person and she's helped me become a better person. This has really changed my life, and I feel amazing. I don't have words really, that's how incredible it is.

Written by J.I. on Aug 21, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 3 weeks

Shelley has been working with my daughter for several weeks. The ability to schedule online and video chat is wonderful. Her availability and flexibility for us is great due to our location and time difference. She has been a great addition to my daughter's health team.

Written by K.A. on Aug 16, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Shelly has been my biggest support since joining teen counseling. She is alert and attentive, knows when to talk and when I need to just vent. She allows me to express myself without fear of being criticized. She’s taught me so much in such a short time and I still have much to go. I’m glad Shelley is the person beside me helping me through it all.

Written by K.A. on Jul 10, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

She is amazing. I’ve been in a tough spot, but I always feel like she’s on my side.

Written by M.O. on Jul 06, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Shelley is great! She’s super funny & so good at what she does. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for help like I was.

Written by J.O. on May 29, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Shelly is a great counselor with a bounty of experience to share.

Written by M.I. on May 20, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Shelley is an incredible therapist! She understands my issues very well and always offered words of wisdom. She’s on my side and I feel comforted knowing I can text her anytime during the day. I am very grateful for her support through a difficult period in my life. I would gladly recommend her to anyone!

Written by M.A. on May 03, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

Shelley is amazing! She supports me and I can’t tell how good that feels to have someone one my side!

Written by T.H. on May 01, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

She is a professional, she talking the truth. She cheers you up when you are having a bad time. When you make mistake in your life, for instance, in relationships, she can guild you to the right path and she listens to what you say clearly and respond daily.

Written by S.V. on Apr 29, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Shelley was very helpful on a variety of topics. She also has a great sense of humor and was a lot of fun to talk to. In addition, I was really able to connect with her because of cultural similarities and European roots. Two days later, I am empowered and conquering the world again.

Written by V.A. on Apr 17, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

I really enjoyed working with Dhelley, she really helped me with more life coaching career coaching and having her hold me accountable for my goals was great!!

Written by J.O. on Apr 16, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I have been corresponding with Shelley for a couple weeks now. Before I signed up and was connected with Shelley, I didn't see another option for getting myself help. I feel Shelley is taking time to understand me and she is very good at replying to messages in a respectable amount of time.

Written by C.H. on Apr 13, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Shelley is super friendly & kind.

Written by M.E. on Apr 13, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 1 month on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Shelley has been so helpful and understanding. I always feel comforted and lighter after talking to her! She’s given me new perspectives on things I’m working on.

Written by B.E. on Apr 12, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Shelley has been super supportive and understanding of my wellness. She has been a superb help for me.

Written by R.A. on Apr 08, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

She’s awesome! Offers genuine advice, is a great listener and it’s obvious that she truly cares and wants to help!

Written by K.A. on Apr 05, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I think my counsellor is amazing. I have masters in both social work and psychology and my professional opinion is that Shelley displays the knowledge and aptitude of those with more higher degrees. Any other person fortunate enough to be matched with Shelley is in wonderful, professional hands.

Written by S.A. on Mar 12, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Shelley Dost is a great listener and she understands what my problems are. Each time I receive a message from Shelley.. I feel comfort and support. I can literally tell Shelley anything that I feel I couldn't tell anyone else. Finding someone to talk too is hard. I'm just glad I found Shelley Dodt Xxx Bestie.

Written by S.H. on Mar 11, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I was in a very bad place when I reached out to teencounseling.com, after being matched with Shelley I began the road to recovery. I could not have done it without her!

Written by S.A. on Mar 04, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Shelley has been very wonderful and helpful in getting me through the hardest time in my life. Definitely recommended! Thank you Shelley!

Written by A.D. on Mar 02, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Shelley takes counseling to a whole new level. I’m simply grateful.

Written by I.M. on Feb 25, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Shelley is very helpful and the fact that I am from the UK didn’t affect our interactions aside from timing. She truly listens and offers relevant advice for both myself and how others in my life can help me.

Written by R.A. on Feb 20, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 1 week on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Shelley has been incredibly helpful and kind to me, she's a great listener and has a knack for picking up the nuances of a situation just from my descriptions. She's lovely to talk to and I would thoroughly recommend her!

Written by J.A. on Feb 15, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and career difficulties

Shelley was incredible, she had a great positive manner and helped me to understand the issues I was having. She was able to help me with some difficult problems and I the app was super simple. If I had to wait for f2f treatment through normal services I would probably still be waiting. This is the future.

Written by E.R. on Feb 10, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Shelley has been a mentor and a friend, and has been a wonderful source of help. I can't recommend her enough!

Written by A.L. on Feb 07, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 4 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Even after the first session with Shelley I came away from the session feeling more empowered about my decision. She was incredibly friendly and easy to open up to with no judgement. After trying many different attempts at meditation, Shelley also provided an insightful approach to this, which I’ve been using most days with benefit. I will definitely be continuing to work with Shelley on an on going basis

Written by C.H. on Feb 06, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Shelley was wonderful from our first appointment. She's responsive and intuitive to client needs, and very empathic. She was able to help me identify several helpful coping strategies, and she's well-educated, even about issues that not everyone is informed about. I definitely did feel she was in my corner from the beginning. I felt comfortable opening up to her very quickly, which has unfortunately not always been my experience with other counselors. She's a really wonderful and caring therapist, and I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by F.A. on Feb 03, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 2 days on issues concerning coaching

Shelley is an amazing therapist. She helped me realize a trigger that I wasn't thinking about and explained its effect on me. She really helped me from the first session. I def recommend her!

Written by M.I. on Jan 19, 2019 after counseling with Shelley for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Really amazing counselor--I'm working through some lows/difficult points and she has definitely done a great job listening, and made me feel valid in my life. She has also been active in helping to make steps towards improvements, and never felt judged for my own quirks, etc. I've tried talking to other therapists in the past, but Shelley is definitely the most professional/an overall great fit for me. Best therapist I've talked to!