Meet Your Team

The Counseling Clinic is home to licensed therapists that desire to be your guiding light

Shelly Ware

LMFT CEO Founder The Counseling Clinic

Hi, I’m Shelly! As the founder of The Counseling Clinic, I specialize in Women’s Issues as well as Trauma. Are you a woman who takes care of everyone else’s needs but struggles to take care of her own? Trust me, I completely understand and I’m here to help you grow.

My expertise lies in supporting women on their journey to healing. The amazing women I meet discover how to heal from old wounds, advocate for themselves, set better boundaries, and value the incredible person they truly are.

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I have been in love with the psychology field ever since high school. Immersing myself in the world of psychology quickly became both a dedicated specialty and a passionate pastime.

I truly believe that black people and people of color deserve to feel comfortable about going to therapy. My goal is to continue destigmatizing therapy for black individuals in various stages of life. This new normalization will create an inviting space for unique personalities to flourish.

Sometimes a difficult childhood or stressful relationship can cause us to walk on eggshells everywhere we turn. We start worrying about pleasing others to the detriment of ourselves. There is no need to rock the boat, right?

This type of thinking can cause us to engage in self-sabotage and the suppression of very real emotions. Eventually, these emotions will bubble over and transform into overwhelming anxiety. Trauma impacts our sense of self and our ability to make healthy choices. You deserve more.

My expertise allows me to help women in the following areas:

  • Anxiety
  • Fertility
  • Challenges
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Parenting & Stepparenting
  • Trauma
  • Women’s Issues


Adrienne Diggs, LCSW

LCSW Clinical Therapist Grief & Loss Specialist

Hi, I’m Adrienne Diggs! My specialty is Grief and Loss. This specialty allows me to provide professional support to individuals during the most vulnerable stages of their lives. Many people initially think of death when they hear the phrase “grief and loss”.

Although I do help people through the loss of loved ones, it’s important for me to teach people that grief and loss apply to a wide range of common life situations. From death and divorce to dynamic life transitions and tough stagnant phases, I help you work through every symbolic loss.

Maybe you haven’t quite been able to secure the dream life you’ve always wanted. Let’s talk about it.

I’m eager to connect and help you through this challenging journey called life!

Our Significant Story To Holistic Healing

The Counseling Clinic first opened its doors in June of 2018. At that time, we offered our professional therapy services solely to stepfamilies and stepparents. As we learned more about the stepfamily community we realized there were industry gaps that needed to be filled.

We saw significant overlaps in grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, and women’s issues. These specific topics were impacting the lives of women as well as the role and expectations placed upon them. This is when the internal expansion of The Counseling Clinic officially took place.

Now, our professional therapists not only work with stepfamilies and women but also work with those experiencing grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, and parenting challenges.


Your Emotions Are Valid. Your Journey Is Unique.


We strongly believe in the principles of professionalism, kindness, and competence. Our online mental health services foster a supportive environment for our clients to heal, grow, and thrive.

The Counseling Clinic was founded by a highly-skilled black woman who specializes in our four service areas. We pride ourselves on being experts in our field who are committed to delivering high-quality services tailored to your specific needs.

As daily norms continue to shift, the practical skills we offer evolve with them. We never shy away from providing resources that will help you work through real-world issues. We are here to help you grow and plant peaceful roots in a valuable vision.

Our practical solutions will help you once again find fulfillment in your purpose.