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

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 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.

Education

Bachelor's Degree-Business Administration, UNO

Master's Degree-Community Counseling, UNO

License

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

Sexual Offender Recidivism Evaluation Training

 

Counseling Services

Client Focus
Teens to Adults
Individuals, Couples, Families and Groups
Substance Abuse Evaluations
Areas of Practice 
 
Adjusting/transitions

Addictions

Anxiety

Blended Families

Boundary Issues

Communication Issues

Depression

Divorce Recovery

Emotional Regulation

Family of Origin Issues

Grief

Parenting

PTSD

Self-esteem

Sexual Abuse Survivors

Spirituality

*Substance Abuse Evaluations, Groups and classes

Stress Management

Trauma

Counseling Methodology
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
Mindfulness
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.

*Chemical Dependency Evaluations
DUI and legal charges
Nebraska Standardized Reporting Format based on the ASI structured interview. Required by Nebraska Courts
and Probation Offices
*Substance Abuse Group Therapy
Court-ordered or voluntary
Meets the requirement for Level 1- Outpatient treatment for
courts and probation
Mondays and Wednesdays 5-6:30
*Alcohol and Drug Education Class
Meets the requirement for Level .5 - Outpatient treatment  for courts and probation.  Classes are held one Saturday per month. 
Please call for updated information and future dates
It would be an honor and privilege to help you
take the next steps toward your journey of healing and restoration
in any and every area of your life
Call for an appointment (402) 312-8583
Appointments
Day and evening appointments available
Call (402) 312-8583 for initial phone consultation
My office is located in the 
New Leaf Therapy Associates Offices
10840 Old Mill Road #300
Omaha, NE 68154 
shellygraycounseling@gmail.com
Fees​
I accept cash, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, Health Savings Accounts, and
Flex Spending Plans.
I am an in-network provider with
 Blue Cross/Blue Shield,
Cigna, Medica,
Midlands Choice, UMR
& United Health
 

© 2016 by Shelly Gray Counseling,LLC.