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Helping with life's journey

 Empowering change and growth on an

emotional, mental and spiritual level

   Shelly Gray Counseling Services, LLC

christian counseling omaha

My goal as a counselor is to meet you right where you are in life’s journey

Safe place without judgement

I strive to create a safe place where you are accepted unconditionally; a place where you don’t have to fear being open about your present struggles, your past hurts or fears of the future.  

We all can use a little help at times

Everyone experiences difficulty in their life, even the strongest of us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent or unhappy at times. There is always hope.

Trusting partner

Trust is essential in a relationship.  I will work to gain your trust as we build a relationship and partner on your journey together. I will take time to understand you and the reason you chose to seek help.  We will explore your needs and develop goals for our time together.

Help that is specific to your needs

Based on your goals I will provide insight and assist you in learning or refining life skills utilizing evidenced based counseling methodology. I will help you manage whatever life throws at you and how to do it successfully.

I believe you have the strength not only to survive but to thrive.

Our time together will be about you and for you.


 About Me

I have personally experienced the benefits of mental health therapy as I journeyed through my own personal struggles and difficult circumstances.  In therapy I began to understand where my emotional wounds originated and how they continued to impact my life. I was empowered through emotional healing and learning new ways to make positive changes in my life.  It is through my brokenness and healing that I developed a sincere desire to help others become empowered to make changes in their emotional and mental health to help them live the life that they desire. 


My Christian faith is important to me. Professionally, I respect and value all individuals and work diligently to understand each person that walks through my door. Non-Christian and non-religious clients will feel accepted and safe when working with me. It is my goal to see my clients live balanced and healthy lives.


I am married and have 3 children.  I love spending time with my family, having "me" time at the gym, traveling and reading for continued learning.



Bachelor's Degree-Business Administration, UNO

Master's Degree-Community Counseling, UNO


Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP) #4930

National Certified Counselor (NCC) #33197

Associations and Memberships

American Counseling Association (ACA) Member

National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) Member

Gottman Institute Level 1 Certification

Certified EMDR Therapist

Brainspotting Therapist

Counseling services

Counseling Services

Client Focus
Late teens to Adults
Individuals and Couples
Areas of Practice 


Attachment Issues

Boundary Issues

Communication Issues


Emotional Regulation

Family of Origin Issues

PTSD and Complex PTSD


Stress Management


Counseling Methodology
 As human beings we all have a story/past that tends to impact and play out in our present experiences.  These repeated patterns are due to not learning how important emotions are and not being taught coping skills to effectively manage our emotions; emotions are essential to our overall wellbeing. When our emotions are bigger than our capacity to manage them, our bodies perceive the experience as trauma which keeps us stuck in  maladaptive patterns. We need to understand our inner experience and to embrace and to effectively experience emotions to become the best version of ourselves. I will take the time to help you understand your inner experience from a neurobiological perspective and how it impacts our daily life, learn new coping skills and where appropriate work to resolve the underlying issues that keep you from thriving.

Internal Family Systems
Poly-Vagal Theory
Autonomic Nervous System
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

It would be an honor and privilege to help you take the next steps toward
your journey of healing 

I offer in person and tele-health sessions*
*Please be sure to verify your benefits for tele-health sessions as they may be vary from your in person benefits. 

I am currently working from a waitlist.
To be included on my 
waitlist please send an email to

(402) 312-8583

My office is located in the 
South Atrium Building

New Leaf Therapy Associates Suite
11308 Davenport Street  
Omaha, NE 68154
I accept cash, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, Health Savings Accounts, and
Flex Spending Plans.

I am an in-network provider with Aetna, 
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
(Network Blue, Premier Select Blue Choice,
and CHI Network Blue)
Cigna, Midlands Choice,
and UMR
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