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Shelley Stisser

Shelley Stisser

20 years of experience

If you are new to therapy or returning, we all encounter times in life when we may find a need for non-judgmental support to navigate our challenges. This might be to work through, understand or resolve past, present or connected issues. I encourage women and men to talk about their strengths and barriers. This may involve cognitive processing to help uncover contributing factors to anxiety, depression, mood dysregulation, unsatisfying relationships, unmet goals and communication breakdowns. I incorporate appropriate skills and ways to help you to recognize and respond to your feelings. For over 20 years I have been working with a diverse population of adults in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. A little about me, I grew up in northern CA, attended college in France and Colorado. I owned a one-woman business in Silicon Valley for 10 years. I love most animals and I enjoy researching topics on health and mental health connections.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

I will help you begin to understand your thoughts, feelings, and behavior connections, recognize triggers that cause reactions, identify your underlying needs, establish emotional boundaries, and gain insights and an understanding of your personal story.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

Treatment methods I use depend upon each individual situation. Some of these include: Talk therapy, narrative therapy (listening to your story), CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), DBT (Didactical Behavioral therapy), 12-step principles, psychodynamic and positive regard principals, and solution therapy. I include three main perspectives: Mental (what you think about yourself, your circumstances, life, and relationships), Physical (healthy habits and self-care) and Spiritual (your intrinsic value, and your spiritual values if you wish to incorporate them.)

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My areas of experience are with anxiety, depression, grief, OCD, body image, trauma, low confidence, impostor thoughts, relationship struggles, life changes and mood disorders. Some of my strengths are listening, attention to detail, offering summarizations, observations and unconditional positive regard. Over the years I have received positive feedback from adult women and men to gain insight into their problems and find ways to incorporate healthy coping behaviors.

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