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Greetings!  My name is Dr. Shelly Harrell and I am a psychologist with over 25 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and groups to heal, transform, and express their highest and best potential.  I am committed to working collaboratively with my clients toward their goals.  I meet you where you are and we go from there.  I work from a strengths-based perspective with a focus on optimizing both awareness and action.  All of my services are grounded in a multicultural meta-theoretical framework which holds that the person cannot be separated from the cultural and sociopolitical contexts within which they live.

My approach to psychotherapy is informed by an integrative culturally-centered approach including acceptance-based behavioral therapies (i.e., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Acceptance Based Behavioral Therapy (ABBT), and Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy (IBCT)), Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT); Humanistic and Existential approaches, and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT).  I integrate contemplative, relational, and empowerment strategies into my work.  I offer psychotherapy services to individual adults and couples.  Many of the clients I see come with issues of relational conflict, self-esteem, managing life stress, racism-related stress, depression, anxiety, and life transitions.

In addition to psychotherapy, I teach mindfulness (see my site Soulfulness4Life) and offer consultation, training, workshops, and retreats to groups on resilience-oriented stress management, contemplative practices (e.g., meditation, writing/journaling), relationships, group dynamics, cultural diversity, intergroup relations, dialogue processes, and other topics.

I invite you to follow me on Facebook (@drshellyharrell or @soulfulness4life), Instagram @soulfulness4life, or on Twitter @drshellyharrell.  You can also find me on Linkedin.  Please do feel free to contact me if you are interested in talking further about my services ( or 424-209-2223).