Shelley English earned a Master's degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University, a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University. Currently, Shelley is in private practice as a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), specializing in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, and depression. Shelley also serves as a strong source of support for athletes, artists, and others facing physical and emotional challenges, and when necessary, is available for home visits in Manhattan, as well as neighboring communities in Brooklyn and Queens.
A former runner in the New York and Boston Marathons, Shelley knows what it takes to train hard and perform at an optimal level. She also knows through her own personal experience as a patient who underwent seven consecutive surgeries, that a protracted recovery can be challenging and difficult to endure. Shelley helps patients gain the strength and confidence needed to surmount the physical obstacles and psychological fears and that manifest when patients are ready to return to active sports and other activities with or without modifications.
Shelley received a BS in Public Relations for not-for-profit organizations from Boston University College of Communications, an MA in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University Teachers College, and an MA in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University Ferkauf School of Psychology. She received her certification as a domestic violence and sexual assault counselor at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she served for seven years, and was honored with Advocate of the Year award in 2007.
In her current, general practice, Shelley provides patients with the supportive alliance they need work through their issues in therapy. Using a multimodal approach to healing, Shelley helps patients strengthen relationships with others at work and home, and develop more effective coping strategies when facing setbacks associated with mild to severe depression and anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Throughout her years of counseling survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault (DVSA), Shelley developed a keen awareness of the importance of her role as active listener. Informed by the patient's personal narrative, Shelley helps her patients integrate past experiences and build a new vocabulary and course of action for personal growth, change, and healing.