Shelia believes beneficial therapy is founded upon a strong relationship between the therapist and the client. There is something healing about connecting with another person, about being seen, about feeling understood.
With each of my clients, I work to create a warm relationship where they know they will be met with respect and empathy. I also recognize that for some people, especially people with non dominant cultural identities, mental health care has not always felt welcoming. With that in mind, I work to provide a space where everyone can experience a sense of belonging and feel safe being their full selves.
With nearly two decades of experience working with primarily adults, I have helped people seeking therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and questions about their identity. Through our work together, my clients often find they are better able to connect with their strengths, pursue their goals, and experience a greater sense of ease.
My clinical approach is grounded in attachment theory and neurobiology, and draws on concepts from psychodynamic theory, Somatic and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, as well as CBT. I am licensed in Idaho and Utah and offer tele-health as an alternative to in person sessions.
Sheila is licensed in the state of Idaho and Utah and provides virtual sessions. Sheila takes Medicaid, Blue Shield, Blue Cross, Regency Blue Shield, Pacific Source, United Health Care, Select Health, UMH, and many other insurances.