Shirley Neal


There are times in our lives when problems can feel overwhelming, painful, and difficult to face alone. Relying on friends and family may not be a viable option. During our sessions, you can expect me to take time to get to know you & provide a safe place for you to express your thoughts, feelings, & reactions that arise in and outside of therapy. You can also expect me to work directly in the present moment re an issue, as well as revisit your past re the issue. Whether it's a challenging situation, or you want to change direction in your life, I look forward to establishing a collaborative relationship to achieve your goals.

My therapeutic approach is eclectic-drawing from evidence-based approaches such as, interpersonal psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based cognitive therapy, psychodynamic theory, and person-centered therapy. I use elements from these approaches to help you decide what are viable life options as well as ways to help you grow personally.

In addition to resolving issues and situations, I emphasize redefining yourself & your relationships with others. Together, we look for ways to promote personal growth & strengths, and to discover life purpose. I am also committed to working with multiculturally diverse & minority individuals. I provide open and affirming counseling for the LGBTQ+ community.

Adult Individual (18+), First Responders, LGBTQ+, Teens (13-18), Veterans/Military
ADHD (Non Medication Treatment), Anger Management, Anxiety, Career Counseling, Caregiver Fatigue, Chronic Illness/Chronic Pain, College Students/Transitions, Depression, Grief, Identity/Gender Identity, Infidelity, LGBTQ+ Transition Support, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder, Peer Relationships, Poly Relationships, Post Abortion Support, Postpartum Depression, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sex Positive/Kink Allied, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness, Person Centered, Prolonged Exposure, Psychodynamic
Accepting New Clients- Limited Availability