Hi, I’m Shelly Ware, the founder, and owner of The counseling clinic. My experiences as an African American women as well as observing the experiences of other women of color influenced my decision to become a therapist.
Growing up I always felt different from others and didn’t realize I was an introvert until I was in my late 20’s. That discovery was a huge shift for me when I learn that there was a name for the way I experienced the world.
I also grew up in a Step-family household where I was the youngest and only girl. Ever since I was a child people have opened up to me and told me “all their business.” I’ve always been curious about people and what makes do the things they do. I love helping people reach their fullest potential and helping them make the best of their life circumstances.
Many individuals and families; feel overwhelmed by the pressures of our modern life such as juggling their professional lives, friends, families, and finances not to mention caring for aging parents and trying to nurture partnerships. With all of those responsibilities, we can often lose ourselves, our passions and purpose in life.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist licensed in the state of California along with being a certified Stepfamily coach. I hold a master’s degree in counseling psychology and have approximately 10 years of experience working with families and children. I also have training in parent-child interactive therapy.
I have a passion for working with stepmoms and their families along with and Millennial and Gen-x professional women of color experiencing challenges professionally and in their relationships.
When I begin working with new clients I believe in collaborating as a team and I encourage my client’s to develop a curious, non-judgmental view of themselves. I believe that we all have our own gifts and talents to share with the world. It’s just a matter of “Remembering who we were before the world got its hands on us.” -Emily McDowell.
If you’re tired of feeling stuck and looking for a change please reach out and contact me for a free 20-minute consultation.