Ciara Shellman (She/Her)

 therapist: Ciara Shellman,
Online in Michigan
I am a passionate and dedicated clinical therapist and PhD-level social worker, deeply committed to empowering individuals on their journey toward mental health and well-being. My career has been driven by a profound belief in the resilience of the human spirit and the power of therapy to transform lives. With extensive experience in both social work and clinical settings, I have developed a therapeutic approach that is compassionate, evidence-based, and holistic, addressing not only psychological needs but also the social and environmental factors influencing my clients' lives. My practice is rooted in the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based interventions, tailored to meet the unique circumstances of each individual I work with. I am particularly attuned to the complexities of navigating life's challenges in the face of systemic barriers, drawing on my research and professional experiences to offer nuanced support. I am committed to fostering a therapeutic environment that is safe, inclusive, and non-judgmental, where clients feel heard, understood, and supported in their personal growth. My mission is to provide accessible, high-quality mental health services that encourage healing, resilience, and a deeper understanding of self, leveraging the power of online therapy to reach those in need, wherever they may be.

Client Focus

Session Format: Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Elder, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: Black / African American, Christian, Hispanic / Latino, Men, Military / Veterans, Native American, Persons with Disabilities, Women clients.

Treatment Approach

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Christian
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focus Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Feminist
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Multicultural
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Approach Description: My therapeutic approach is deeply rooted in the belief that every individual possesses the inherent ability to overcome life's challenges and achieve personal growth. As Ciara Shellman, I integrate the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based practices to create a comprehensive, client-centered treatment plan. This eclectic methodology allows me to address the psychological, emotional, and social dimensions of well-being, tailoring my interventions to the unique needs and circumstances of each client. I emphasize the importance of a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship as the foundation for exploring thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. By fostering an environment of trust and openness, I empower clients to engage in deep self-reflection and meaningful change. My goal is to guide individuals towards self-awareness, resilience, and a more fulfilling life, providing them with the tools and strategies to navigate their journey with confidence.

Education & Credentials

Ciara Shellman
  • Female
  • License # 6851116280
  • Licensed in Michigan
  • Practicing Since 2023
Education: Currently a research scholar in PhD for Social Work


  • Accepts Insurance

Ciara Shellman Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available Online for residents of Michigan
  • Online Therapy Details: Online Therapy Only
Ciara Shellman Practice Description
My practice stands at the intersection of clinical excellence and compassionate, personalized care in the digital realm of online therapy. Specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based interventions, I, Ciara Shellman, am dedicated to assisting individuals as they navigate the complexities of mental health. My foundation is deeply rooted in an understanding of the intricate relationship between psychological well-being and the social environment, drawn from extensive expertise in social work and clinical therapy. I commit to offering a therapeutic space that is not only safe and confidential but also accessible, ensuring that high-quality mental health support reaches those in need, regardless of their physical location. My approach is holistic, empathetic, and evidence-based, designed to empower clients toward personal growth, resilience, and a meaningful life. Through tailored therapy sessions, I aim to facilitate healing, self-discovery, and the development of coping strategies that resonate with each client's unique path toward well-being.

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