Anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, relationships
Teens, young people, adults of all ages
I am a big fan of historical fiction and true crime
I am a dog person (I love all animals, but dogs are my favourite)
My self-care includes being near water as often as possible.
Hi, I’m Shellee. I was born and raised in the lower mainland and attended Queen’s university for my undergrad and teaching degree. I returned to Vancouver and worked as a teacher for over a decade before pursuing my Master of Education in Counselling Psychology at UBC.
I continue to work in the school system as a counsellor; I work with children and families to foster social-emotional strengths and resiliency. In my internship with UBC I worked at Jericho Counselling. There I connected with a wide variety of clients from an array of backgrounds dealing with diverse challenges. I’m excited to be returning to private practice to continue my work with clients.
In my family and in my work, I have encountered anxiety and depression as well struggles with resiliency and life transitions. As a young person I attended therapy as party of a family approach to supporting a family member struggling with mental illness. I continued attending therapy for myself by choice as I found the benefits to my life to be measurable and positive. I learned that therapy is beneficial for dealing with problems that arise but also for exploring self and making meaning of one’s unique life journey. I truly believe that meaningful growth, change and understanding can blossom from the connected relationship between therapist and client.