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Shelly Ware, LMFT

Shelly Ware, LMFT

she/her

Licensed in CA #101206
Insurances Accepted: Cigna/Evernorth, Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of CA
I believe in helping empower my clients to make healthy choices.

My Therapy Style

My therapy style is collaborative and down to earth. I believe in helping empower my clients to make healthy choices. I enjoy teaching and encouraging my clients to become curious about their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I have experience working with BIPOC Women who are experiencing anxiety, grief and loss, perinatal mood, and anxiety disorders, as well as navigating and healing from relationship trauma and unhealthy relationships. I also have experience helping women discern if they should stay or leave a relationship that feels confusing or unsupportive.

Education & Training

MA - Counseling Psychology, National University

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a therapist because, growing up, my family suffered a personal loss that greatly impacted my family. There were very few BIPOC therapists to help us with the grief and loss we were experiencing.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy reading, hiking, hearing live music, and spending time with my friends and family.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I walk my dog every morning and listen to a podcast or an audiobook while walking. I also have a nightly skin care routine that helps me relax and recharge.

What book have you read more than once?

I've read Set Boundaries Find Peace By Nedra Tawab because it's so practical and informative for my personal life as well as for my clients.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

There is not one organization in particular that is my favorite, but I align with organizations that help women and children heal and reset after intimate partner abuse as well as organizations that provide food and housing to those in need.

How do you recharge?

I recharge by being around friends and family and during my daily walks.

Do you have any pets?

I have a dog named Baxter, and I call him my therapy dog. He's been an excellent support for me. He jumps around each morning when he sees me putting my shoes on because he knows it's time for a walk.