Shelly Gasper, LCPC, has eleven years of experience working on life’s many challenges with adults, couples, and children. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, problems with relationships, and family of origin issues. In her work with children and adolescents, Shelly helps families struggling with issues both at home and at school, including academic and social/peer relationship challenges. She is grounded in a team approach in her work with children, adolescents and teens, working closely with parents, teachers, and other ancillary therapists, including occupational and speech therapists, to coordinate care.
Shelly believes that challenges in life are unavoidable but that a warm, welcoming, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship can be instrumental in the process of navigating life’s difficulties and finding a new direction. Her approach serves to empower clients and to help them discover the tools they need to move forward in productive and fulfilling ways.
Shelly received her Masters of Science in Counseling from National Louis University. She has special training in the DIRFloortime® model, a child-centered approach to working with the unique challenges and strengths of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental challenges. She is happily married with two small children.