In addition to providing individualized therapeutic support services for clients, Shelly also served as an adjunct faculty member for Western Illinois University department of Counselor education as an instructor for the Assessment Techniques in Counseling course. She also served as a selection committee member for applicants to the graduate program.
While serving as an adjunct instructor Shelly realized the challenges that these graduate students had faced when trying to navigate the post-secondary educational systems. With the rapidly escalating cost of post secondary education the decision of an institution has never been more complex. Shelly uses a thoughtful, organized and individualized approach to assist students and their families to find the right fit academically, socially, and financially.
One of Shelly’s favorite activities, coaching volleyball, also steered her to the path of becoming a college counselor. The knowledge Shelly gained during the four years she spent as an assistant coach at the collegiate level and the years of coaching 18U National level club teams is invaluable when guiding students.
Shelly holds a BS degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and a Masters Degree in counselor Education. When not busy working with clients, Shelly enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, cooking and yoga.