"We do not have to love. We choose to love." M. Scott Peck
I care about your marriage, and so do you. I have been married for over 20 years, and I understand the joy that happy marriage brings. But I also understand the intentional effort that it takes to make it the best that it can be. I count it a privilege to be trusted with the unique stories of how people choose each other, and I engage wholeheartedly to help them build strong families. Helping individuals and couples learn skills that result in useful thinking, mindful living and healthy relationships is deeply satisfying to me. I enjoy working with couples who are either preparing for marriage, strengthening their connection or hoping to restore trust and wholeness.
I am a licensed therapist who practices in the metro Atlanta area. I take a strength-based, collaborative approach to marriage therapy. I believe that we all have strengths that can be leveraged as we do life with our partners. I help couples learn to like each other again, communicate more effectively, and embrace the process of growing together. I believe that marriage is a distinct relationship that warrants using distinct tools and skills to help couples talk, manage conflict, and rebuild trust. I use evidence-based assessments and practical exercises coupled with my common sensical but faith-filled insight to ensure that I optimally support couples in their desire for ‘better’.
As a strength-focused therapist who collaborates with clients in taking practical steps, I would consider it a privilege to walk with you. I bring keen awareness, empathy and steadfastness to the counseling process that facilitates insight and growth. I am a certified facilitator and trainer of the Prepare/Enrich program that focuses on building strong marriages and healthy relationships.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LCSW #CSW004860 (Expires: 2020-09-30)
Shelly is great. She tries hard and communicates well. She has given us ways to move forward and is accommodating with her time.
Very supportive and provides the insight we need. We got a long way to go.
Shelly is kind and considerate. She makes you feel like she is invested and interested in helping. I would definitely recommend her!
Shelly has been so monumental in our marriage. We feel confident in the communication tools we've been given and the goals we've accomplished because of her.
Shelly is a great counselor, she give me a variety of tools to use to better me and my relationship with my spouse. I feel like I’m talking to someone I known for years. She responds in a timely manner no matter when I have a question or a problem. I highly recommend Shelly Daniel to guide you and your spouse to a better path.