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Shelby Alkire

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Shelby Alkire, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in CA More info Licensed Clinical Social Workers, LCSWs, are social workers trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

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Hi there, I'm Shelby!

Hello! My name is Shelby Chantilly Alkire and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I was trained at Columbia University in the City of New York. I help perfectionistic female millennials feel secure both in themselves & in relationships so that they experience less anxiety and more fulfillment. I help them to stop overthinking so that they can actually ENJOY life!

My approach

I work with women who are typically struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, or PTSD showing up negatively in their relationships. I utilize EMDR therapy as a trauma treatment as well as for depression and anxiety. EMDR is a proven modality effective for healing from trauma, depression, and anxiety showing positive therapy outcomes.

My focus

I typically work with millennial women who want to increase their self-esteem in relationships and stop second-guessing their feelings and emotions.

My communication style

I'm a very collaborative therapist. I like to create a comfortable, cozy environment where my clients feel safe in expressing themselves but also know they'll be appropriately challenged to see the growth they desire. I like to infuse humor (respectfully!) in sessions to build rapport and connection. I show up ready to work and I want my clients to join me with that same energy.

My journey to mental healthcare

I do this work because I struggled for a LONG time with depression, anxiety, and self-esteem issues. I spent a long time self-medicating and using negative coping skills before finally embarking on my own healing journey. This is why I'm particularly effective at what I do - I come from a place of understanding that helps my clients ditch their feelings of shame and instead embrace & accept who they are.

About Shelby

Specialities

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Stress

Methods

  • Attachment-based
  • EMDR
  • Family Systems
  • Relational

Practice

License

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) More info Licensed Clinical Social Workers, LCSWs, are social workers trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Cigna, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, and Tricare West

Languages spoken

  • English

Education

  • Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) Columbia University School of Social Work 2010

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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