Helping with life's journey
Speaking life into others to empower change and growth on an
emotional, mental and spiritual level
Shelly Gray Counseling Services, LLC
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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.
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.
I have personally experienced the benefits of counseling as I journeyed through my own personal struggles and difficult circumstances. In counseling 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 guides my work as counselor. It is at the core of who I am. I incorporate a faith based perspective with evidenced based psychological and counseling techniques.
Professionally, I respect and value all individuals. 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
Provisional Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (PLADC) P-1477
Mental Health Counselor Temporary Iowa License # 077265
National Certified Counselor (NCC) #33197
Associations and Memberships
American Counseling Association (ACA) Member
American Christian Counselor Association (ACCA) Member
National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) Member
Gottman Institute Level 1 Certification
Certified EMDR Therapist
Teens to Adults
Individuals, Couples, Families and Groups
Substance Abuse Evaluations
Areas of Practice
Family of Origin Issues
Sexual Abuse Survivors
*Substance Abuse Evaluations, Groups and classes
Counseling is not a "one size fits all" practice. We are all uniquely made individuals. I work with you to determine what is most meaningful and makes sense to you. I utilize the foundations of several psychological approaches.
*Certified EMDR Therapist
Internal Family Systems
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
*Certified EMDR Therapist
A certified EMDR therapist goes beyond standard EMDR training. A certified EMDR therapist has met all requirements established by the EMDR International Organization (EMDRIA), has engaged in consultation with an approved EMDR Consultant, and completes yearly continued education and trauma training as approved and required by EMDRIA.