Shelby Riley,M.S., LMFT

Shelby Riley,M.S., LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - MF000477
Billing and Insurance:
Free Initial Consultation


223 Byers Rd.
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania 19425

My Approach to Helping

We work from a family systems perspective and use a strength-based, solution focused approach to help clients realize their goals. We serve adults, teens, and children and offer individual, couple, family, sand tray and play therapy. We work with many different issues including (but not limited to) couple conflict, anxiety, depression, stress management, divorce, child behavioral issues and parenting issues. We enjoy collaborating with our clients and aim to create an experience of therapy that feels individualized to the individual, couple or family we are treating. We use cognitive-behavioural techniques, mindfulness, and other empirically based methods to help clients achieve the changes they desire. We will collaborate with primary care physicians, schools, and other professionals to make sure we are working as a team with the other important professionals in your life.

More Info About My Practice

Shelby Riley been working in the field of marriage and family therapy since 1996; licensed since 2003. Ms. Riley served on the board of the PA Association of Marriage and Family Therapy for eleven years and is now in national leadership in AAMFT. We have six therapists working as associates at SR&A with Ms. Riley. All are skilled professionals. We thoroughly enjoy working with clients of all ages and are honored to be a part of so many family stories of positive change. If someone at SR&A is not a good fit for you, we are sure to know another therapist who will be.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

We have had a lot of success helping people who suffer from anxiety and panic attacks relieve their symptoms in a relatively short period of time. We also have several therapists who are a good fit for many teenagers and young adults, and have helped a lot of families transition into a more loving, respectful dynamic.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Person to person "fit" is the most important factor. It doesn't matter how many degrees someone has on the wall or how many books they have in print, if you don't feel a good connection with your therapist, therapy will be less effective. You want to look for a licensed professional, or a professional working toward licensure under good supervision. Therapy is an investment in your mental health and happiness and you are worth finding someone who is not only a skilled clinician, but someone you feel safe with and connected to.

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    We specialize in working with all parts of the family, including children as young as four-years-old. Several of us use are trained in play therapy and use sand tray therapy.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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