Shelley Shaffer (she/her)

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Hi! My name is Shelley and I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota. I've been providing counseling services for 30 years

Counselor in Sturgeon Lake, MN

About My Clients

I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional that is specialized in working with First Responders, Law Enforcement, Corrections, and Military/Veterans and their family members. Although I specialize in this population, I can see clients who do not identify trauma as a presenting issue and are not in this specific line of work! Most of my experience has been working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, phase of life changes, and communications.

My Background and Approach

I own a small group practice and have other AWESOME providers working alongside me. If we don't click, check out my website to see if you relate to Jenna or McKay! I believe that clients will progress quicker if they are provided with a safe environment and a caring, respectful therapeutic relationship. My therapy delivery consists of a client-centered approach, motivational interviewing, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-informed care perspective, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. My style is casual and relaxed, and I've been known to use humor and analogies, which usually help to improve our rapport.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a new Grandmother (aka Yaya), Mom, wife, daughter, sister, favorite aunt, friend and counselor. I have been a volunteer with the American Red Cross as a Disaster Mental Health Manager, responding to natural and/or man-made disasters for 18 years. When I’m not working or volunteering, you will most likely find me fishing (year-round), cheering at a football game, or spending time with my family. During PRIDE events, I'm the one running around wearing my "Free Mom Hugs" t-shirt and volunteering with LGBTQ+ activities as a loud and proud Mom.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Optum
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Health Partners
  • Preferred One
  • BlueCross of Minnesota Medicaid
  • Minnesota Medical Assistance
  • UCare
  • Health Advocate EAP
  • Hennepin Health
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 30 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 275/session


218-380-0175 Email Shelley
34079 Laketown Road
Suite 4
Sturgeon Lake, MN 55783

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