SHELLY STEE is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Sherman Oaks, California. Shelly works with individuals, couples and families. Her approach to therapy is grounded in Postmodern Narrative Therapy which emphasizes client strengths in the collaborative creation of a client's preferred life. Her areas of specialization include divorce and blended families, child and adolescent therapy, parenting, grief and loss, family and life transitions, stress management and anxiety reduction, men and women in midlife and spirituality. Shelly is passionate about creating hope and collaborating with clients to effectuate change.
Shelly holds a Masters Degree in Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy with a Specialization in Postmodern Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute. She trained at the California Family Counseling Center where she worked with children, high-risk youth, clients in addiction recovery, families, individuals, and couples. Additionally, Shelly is the Site Director of the Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program, as well as an Associate Professor at Phillips Graduate Institute of the Los Angeles Education Center of Campbellsville University where she teaches Developmental Psychology, Narrative Therapy, Legal and Ethical Issues, Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents, and Professional Development. Shelly is also the co-director of Clinical Placement at Phillips.
Shelly is an AAMFT-Approved Supervisor and a CAMFT-Certified Supervisor. She provides supervision of supervision to supervisors working toward the additional supervision designation for either organization.
Shelly has given numerous workshops and presentations including:
Positive Parenting through Divorce
Women in Midlife and Menopause
Adolescent Peer Pressure and Peer Relationships
Maintaining Family Connection and Adolescence
Coping Strategies for Caregivers.
She is trained as a Grief Recovery Specialist through the Grief Recovery Institute in Sherman Oaks, California. She is a clinical member of both the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists.
Prior to becoming a therapist, Shelly worked in the legal field as a Certified Legal Assistant. Her extensive background in the field of law has been beneficial to clients in navigating the emotional and psychological challenges associated with various legal matters.