Shea completed her undergraduate studies at the University of North Texas. After graduation, Shea moved to Europe hoping to escape her own relationship and identity issues. She was constantly looking for a surface-level solution to a much deeper problem. It was during this season that she experienced a new depth and meaning to life. Her experiences led her to a place of wanting to learn how to help others navigate through their circumstances and stories. She returned to the states to pursue graduate school and finished her Masters in Biblical Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary.
Shea’s private practice experience includes working with the following concerns: anxiety, depression, family of origin dynamics, grief and loss, identity and relational concerns, and trauma/sexual abuse. She is currently pursuing further continuing education in the field of grief and loss. Her personal experiences and own family of origin have cultivated a desire in her to work with people from an attachment based model, seeing, with her own eyes, that strained or broken relationships can be redeemed with awareness and an understanding of our attachment styles. Shea also utilizes a variety of treatment modalities in therapy, depending on what best fits the client’s needs. Prior to entering private practice, she spent time working at a sober living facility, here in Dallas, and was able to learn more about addiction and family systems.
In her spare time, Shea loves to travel, experience different parts of the world and be near any body of water. She also spends her time supporting nonprofits such as Young Life and serves as a founding board member for Melody of Hope.