Shelley Stephens MA, LLPC earned her Master’s degree in Counseling from Wayne State University, Detroit MI. Shelley prefers to view therapy as collaborative teamwork, cooperatively setting and working towards goals. While she may provide some advice or direction, it is her intention to explore feelings, choices, and goals to discover the most appropriate and healthy decisions. She also recognizes that the individual lives within various systems (i.e. family, work, culture, etc.) that impacts one’s way of life in diverse ways, and that counseling must include these components in the process. She has experience working with adolescents who’ve experienced abuse, young adults, and individuals struggling with sexual health and intimate relationships.
Shelley’s goal is to help your relationship, however you define it, to thrive and grow. She does this by working with individuals, couples, and families to address the issues that may be preventing them from achieving personal, sexual, and relational health. We live in a society that promotes sex but immediately shuns an individual if they speak about sex. Shelley promotes a safe space to talk and learn about what may arouse them. She has continued to expand her knowledge of the sexuality communities, such as LGBT+ and Kink/BDSM. She is working within communities to promote sexual health and education for youth and adults. As an AASECT member (American Association for Sexuality Educators, and Therapist), Shelley works with individuals to learn and love their body through talk therapy. Each individual knows their body best but will have concerns when comparing themselves to others. Seeking counseling will establish a healthy sex life that will help promote confidence, communication, and relationships.
Futhermore, Shelley is experienced in helping individuals who have experienced sexual abuse by the hands of the one they love and trust. Abuse comes in different forms, such as emotional, physical, and/or sexual, and they often occur together. Any form of abuse is a detriment on one’s brain at any point in their life. Experiencing abuse leads the survivor to establish unhealthy relationships and in a constant state of fear. Shelley’s goal is to help explore and process the experience, rewire the traumatized areas of the brain, and to help the individual love themselves. Shelley is trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and includes a focus of intergenerational trauma in session as she acknowledges trauma is passed down through family members. Shelley is a candidate to be a Trauma Certified Counselor.
Shelley’s Therapeutic Experiences Include:
- Human Trafficking
- Relationship Difficulties
- Sexual Abuse
- Sexual Health
- Young Adults
- American Counseling Association (ACA)
- American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)
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8:30am – 8:00pm
8:30pm – 5:00pm
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We are located in Novi, MI.
44070 Twelve Mile Rd #200
Novi, MI 48377
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