Shelly Christy, MA, LMFT

Specializing in family therapy, I work with individuals, couples, parents, and entire family groups, to understand and work through thought or behavioral patterns that interfere with life satisfaction. 


I work from a Family Systems perspective, which allows Clients to see issues in light of multiple factors, which encourages change and growth on several levels. I utilize techniques from an array of psychological tools, tailoring treatment to be of most benefit to each individual or family unit. I have helped client’s successfully navigate through symptoms of depression, anxiety, family, marriage and parenting concerns, trauma, family of origin concerns, difficulties with aging, life purpose and satisfaction.


Counseling can feel like an overwhelming and intimidating process. My goal is to create a relaxed, warm atmosphere where we will explore concerns through a holistic lens, investigating the multiple influences that affect our behavior and decision-making. Structure is provided through the creation of goals, which provide accountability and a means to measure your progress. Wisdom and insight for change is available in a caring, non-judgmental atmosphere. There is often homework assigned which bridges the gap between our session and your lived experience. I honor your right and responsibility to make your own decisions, and will treat you with dignity and respect.

Blended Family Specialist

I work with families in the fine and difficult art of blending. I have lived, been educated in and held seminars on the topic of blending families. This type of family adjustment and challenge are unique from those encountered by “natural” families, therapeutic expectations and technique need to reflect this uniqueness. My expertise and life experience will assist you and your family in managing these challenges! 


Christian/Biblical Counseling

As a Christian therapist, I offer Christian and Biblical counsel to those who desire.  You will learn sound Biblical and psychological principles that will assist you in making lasting internal changes that align with Christian and Biblical values. We will explore standards from God's Word and resulting sound psychological principles that flow from these truths. 


Supervision

I am an Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners approved supervisor. I have been involved in the giving and receiving of supervision my entire professional career. As a supervisor, I support your growth and professional development within the guidelines/mandates put forth by the Board and the American Association of Marriage and Family therapists. I supervise Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Associate Counselors. Group supervision services are available.

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Gilbert Counselors

1425 W Elliot Road, Suite 201, Gilbert AZ 85233

623-225-9946

Hours

Mon

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tue

By Appointment

Wed

By Appointment

Thu

By Appointment

Fri

By Appointment

Sat

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sun

Closed