Shelby Stone, LMFT
Preferred Name: Shelby
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA, specializing in anxiety and trauma, with experience in providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy services for adults and adolescents. From my clinical work, I find that a trusting relationship between the therapist and the client is essential to growth and development. A calm and open minded attitude encourages the security and confidence necessary to help you maximize strengths and reduce stress. Using a strengths-based approach, I am dedicated to supporting progress through warmth and understanding. I am eager to help clients with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, relationships, self-esteem, and chronic illness. My specialties include Mindfulness-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and EMDR Therapy. Whatever challenges you are facing, I hope to create a safe environment to support you.
Education & Experience
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT #112223). I received my Master's Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from the University of Southern California, where I focused my research on effective treatment options for adolescents with complex trauma. I also hold a BA in Psychology from Pepperdine University with Summa Cum Laude honors. I am a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and am on the board of the Los Angeles Chapter of CAMFT. I have presented my research on identity development, life purpose, and well-being for the Western Psychological Association. I am a fully trained EMDR therapist by an EMDRIA approved program, am certified in Seeking Safety, and am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Infancy, Childhood, and Relationship Enrichment (ICARE) Assessments. As a clinical therapist, I’ve worked in a variety of mental health settings throughout Southern California dealing with issues ranging from depression and anxiety to trauma and addiction. At Counseling Partners of Los Angeles, I provided school-based counseling to students and parents in need. I continued my career at Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic, a Department of Mental Health facility, where I worked with at risk children, teens, young adults, and families from South LA. In my work at CLARE Foundation, I provided adult individual and group addiction therapy to dual diagnosis, formerly incarcerated, and homeless clients. I also have experience in conducting Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy for children with Autism, OCD, ADHD, and other behavioral disorders. Outside of my private practice, I have also provided therapeutic services at a middle/high school for students with socioemotional, behavioral, and developmental disabilities.
Professional & Volunteer Affiliations
CAMFT, LA-CAMFT, The Institute for Creative Mindfulness, EMDRIA
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Stress Management
- Traumatic Incident
- Adolescents (13-17)
- Children (4-12)
- Sliding Scale