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Ciara Shellman, LLMSW

Telehealth Therapist

Ciara is a Limited Licensed Master’s Social Worker (LLMSW) who received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Siena Heights University in Human Services with a concentration in family systems and a Masters of Clinical Social Work from Wayne State University. Ciara gained clinical experience while working within the foster care system by helping children and families work towards permanency goals and reunification. Ciara has had a love for helping people since childhood, however, it was during her time working in foster care she was able to recognize her deep passion for helping others work through their trauma. Ciara has experience in working with seniors in assisted-living settings, children in an elementary school setting, and a board range of mental health diagnoses while working with adults in a clinical private practice setting. 

Ciara has made it her life's work to assist her clients in harnessing their own superpowers in order to confront their unique challenges head-on through a strengths-based and supportive approach. In session, she strives to establish a secure and encouraging environment where clients can express themselves, explore their feelings, gain insight, and be themselves without fear of being judged.


Ciara believes that every individual possesses the capacity to develop, change, and triumph over the difficulties that life presents. She uses a combination of mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and other trauma-informed interventions and aims to examine a client's physical, spiritual, emotional, and social lives to assist them in finding balance.

Below I've listed my specializations and areas I have experience in working with:

  • Trauma, PTSD, + C-PTSD

  • Childhood Abuse + Neglect

  • Adults 18+

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Foster Care

  • Postpartum Depression

  • LGBTQ+

  • Alcohol Use

  • Stress Management

  • Anger Management

  • Racial Identity

  • Relationship Issues + Attachment

  • Self-Esteem

  • Life Transitions

  • Mindfulness

  • CBT + DBT

  • Other Issues - Feel free to ask about my experience with something you or a loved one may be going through that isn't on my list!

Ciara Shellman
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