THERAPIST LIFE COACH WRITER
Are you tired of feeling sick and tired, and just want to feel like your old self again? Do you feel stressed out, overwhelmed and miss the happiness and joy you used to feel? Are you worried about your marriage, your family, your kids? Does it seem like you’re just going through the motions of everyday life? Have you tried to overcome the depression, anxiety and stress on your own, but feel stuck and unable to move forward? Maybe you’ve tried therapy before, but with disappointing results. While I don’t have a magic want, I do have a unique approach that may be just right for you.
My approach combines therapy, coaching, education and resources to help you find solutions to the issues that are causing you pain. Whether you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, parenting issues, relationship problems, ADD/ADHD or binge eating, please know that there are effective strategies and solutions to address these issues. I understand that it may be difficult to take the first step, but I will do everything possible to provide a safe and supportive environment for you to overcome the symptoms that are causing distress in your life. I will help you make peace with your past, engage in the present, and have hope for the future!
HOPE FOR THE FUTURE
I love being a therapist and helping you achieve your goals. My goal is to help you feel more hopeful even after just one session. After 25 years in practice in Irvine, CA, I have learned how important and healing it is to offer hope, support and encouragement. I continue to be inspired and honored to make a difference in the lives of my clients. As a former teacher, I have experience working with preteens and teens, and also enjoy working with adults, couples and families.
OFFICE OR PHONE SESSIONS- YOU HAVE CHOICES!
In addition to seeing clients in my Irvine, CA office, I also offer phone sessions for your convenience. Phone sessions are available to all residents of California.
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE THE RIGHT THERAPIST FOR YOU?
Clients are often referred to me by doctors, clients, teachers, or the local school district. It’s helpful when you have a referral from a trusted source. But, how do you choose a therapist when you find them online? Clients who find me online often tell me they contacted me because of my motto-below.
DON'T SPEND MORE TIME IN THERAPY DISCUSSING YOUR CHILDHOOD THAN IT TOOK TO LIVE IT!
My motto sums up exactly what I believe about the therapy process, which makes my style and counseling approach unique. I can help you overcome the symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as issues relating to marriage or family problems without spending years in therapy. Perhaps you’re struggling with binge eating, food addiction, ADD/ADHD or have parenting concerns. Therapy or coaching may help you overcome your symptoms and achieve dramatic results in a relatively short period of time. The treatment process is personalized to your specific needs and expectations
We begin by identifying the problem and figuring out what may be causing your symptoms of anxiety, depression, or stress. You won’t lie on the couch while I just sit and nod my head.
Instead, we will identify the problem, the severity of the problem and the best course of treatment. Together we create a step by step customized plan that includes education, resources, coping skills, problem solving, interventions, and action steps to help you move forward. If and when you get stuck, we modify and tweak the plan as needed.
In the past I believed that knowledge is power. Now I think that knowledge plus action equals results. Once you’ve achieved your goals and feel satisfied that you have the tools you need, you’re ready to graduate. If your symptoms return or other issues arise, you are always welcome to return for what I like to call a "tune up."
Bachelor's Degree (BS) from University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Master’s Degree in Education (MS) from Johns Hopkins University
Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology (MA) from Pepperdine University
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Awarded Diplomate status by the American Psychotherapy Association
Board Certified Professional Counselor, BCPC
Nationally Certified Food Addictions Coach (NCFAC)
Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)
The Mediation Center: Basic Mediation Training
California Mediation Institute: Divorce and Family Mediation Training
CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)
American Psychotherapy Association
NEDA (National Association Eating Disorders)
Press and Media:
Radio talk show guest onKUCI
Interviewed and quoted in the Los Angeles Times
Interviewed by Eyewitness News (ABC- ch7) for "The Ex Files"
Articles appear in numerous publications, online and other websites with issues relating to parenting, divorce and psychology
Articles relating to separation, divorce, and helping children through divorce first appeared on the website
Shellee Moore, LMFT
20 Corporate Park, Suite 215
Irvine, CA 92606
Phone: (949) 261-8299