A Pathways Counselor

Shelby J. Jensen

MA
Shelby Jensen
Shelby J. Jensen

Location

Client Focus

 
COUNSELING TYPE
  • Individual
AGE
  • Adults 20 -64
  • Seniors 65+

Areas of Special Focus

  • Abuse (Specializes in Narcisistic Abuse Recovery and Church Spiritual Abuse)
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Affair Recovery
  • Anxiety (Adult)
  • Codependence
  • Communication & Conflict Resolution
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression (Adult)
  • Divorce Adjustment (Individual Only)
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Grief and Loss
  • Interpersonal Relationship Conflicts
  • Intimacy
  • Low Self-esteem and Self-Worth (Adult)
  • Marital Distress (Individual Only)
  • Phobias (Adult)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Remarriage
  • Single Parenting
  • Spiritual Relationship & Growth
  • Spiritual Struggles
  • Stress Management
  • Women’s Issues
  • Work – Life Balance

About

Shelby enjoys working with children (ages 3+), teens & adults on a variety of issues. She has specialized training in treating depression, anxiety, trauma disorders and complex grief. With a background in writing, music and art, she has worked with clients using the creative expressive arts to explore pain and past trauma, in addition to more classical therapy approaches.

Philosophy

I view working with clients in the therapeutic environment as an honor and a privilege. It takes courage and strength to share your life story and my passion is to provide a safe place to unpack life’s burdens and together we will work to find solutions to help you move forward again. Often our experiences in life can become an obstacle and we feel as if we are stuck, as if trying to walk through life in quicksand. My goal is to help you find solutions and positive tools to regain your momentum. My primary therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), but I view the therapeutic process as a creative journey and I often incorporate other therapeutic approaches such as Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Family Systems Theory and Experiential Therapy. When working with children, I involve the parents in order to incorporate parental education as a means to help strengthen the child-parent attachment and promote positive family emotional growth and stability.

Licensures & Certifications

  • Shelby is a mental health practitioner, currently completing the MN Licensed Professional Counselor under MBBH (Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health) approved supervision.

Education & Additional Training

  • Bethel University, MA in Counseling Psychology
  • Minnesota State University, BA in Music
  • Dallas Theological Seminary, Biblical Counseling Training
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