Debbie Shelton,MSW, LMHC, SUDP

Debbie Shelton,MSW, LMHC, SUDP

Telehealth Available
Professions: Life Coach, Mental Health Counselor, Addictions Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • BridgeSpan
  • Cigna
  • Premera
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon
  • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
  • UMR
  • United Health Care
Fees: $150-$180 Per Session
Free Initial Phone Consultation


Washougal, Washington 98671

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My Approach to Helping

Seeking counseling is not easy. It takes bravery and commitment but allows for the healing process to begin. Whether you are seeking counseling for grief and loss, anxiety, depression, work related issues or some other issue altogether, emotions and relationships play a pivotal part in what you are experiencing. My philosophy for therapy is to provide a welcoming, relaxed and engaging person-centered therapeutic environment that encompasses each clients individual needs, and focuses on discovering individual strengths that empower you to live happier, healthier, and more meaningful lives.

More Info About My Practice

I offer both in person and telehealth, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington, and a Licensed Certified addictions counselor. I use a CBT framework that is augmented with Trauma Informed Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) informed skills, psycho-education, attachment theory and neurobiology. I have a holistic approach that focuses on problematic thoughts, emotions and behaviors that get in the way of you living the life you want to live.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

I have been told that my approach is very personable and relaxed. I have many years as a professional therapist and many years of life experience that have enhanced my overall perspectives. I understand the struggles that my clients experience and work collaboratively them using with a holistic approach that looks at the environment the individual is struggling with, as well as the thoughts, emotions and behaviors that are contributing to that struggle and what will work best for each person in that environment. This approach works to bring about peace and empowerment, so that the client can see positive change and take charge of their lives. As we build an alliance together, we will explore the relational dynamics that contribute to the problems that motivated them to seek help and the complex thoughts, and patterns of behaviors that are getting in the way of them and their happiness.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with all adults 18+ years of age.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

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