Shelly Werts

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About Me

Shelly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, U.S. Navy Veteran, certified Warrior Goddess Training Facilitator (trained by HeatherAsh Amara, author of Warrior Goddess Training), Bootstrap Stress Management Facilitator, Yoga Teacher, Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider, and Reiki Practitioner. Shelly has been working in the mental health field for over 22 years, starting her career in mental health as a Psychiatric Technician in the U.S. Navy. Shelly worked in Corrections for seven years within behavioral health as a Corrections Officer and substance abuse treatment programming as a Counselor. Shelly worked for the Veteran's Administration for nine years as a therapist, and conjointly with DOD for one year in the IDES program. Shelly is trained to work with teens, adults and couples suffering with trauma, anxiety, depression, stress and a variety of other mental health concerns. Shelly also provides health and wellness coaching, and is specifically trained in Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Reiki, Health Coaching, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Problem Solving Therapy, and Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation. Shelly completed her 200-hour yoga teacher certification with Yogaia Yoga School in Louisville, is currently working on her 300-hour yoga teacher certification through Yoga Baum and is working on becoming a Ayurvedic Consultant. “I teach Hatha yoga that most levels can enjoy and have been practicing yoga on/off since high school. Working in mental health has provided me an opportunity to examine the human condition. I believe it is important to combine body work with mental health therapy through a variety of modalities. There are many pieces to the bigger picture. Providing an atmosphere that encompasses something for everyone to progress in their individual journey to wellbeing has been my dream and guiding post. Yoga and Reiki have been ways for me to bridge the gap between mental health and physical well-being as a therapist and as a trauma survivor. I believe it is important to listen to what our bodies tell us and to never push oneself beyond their edges. While our services to not offer a cure, they are a means to serenity and peace of body, mind and spirit.”

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