Shelly graduated with honors from Metropolitan State University with a bachelor of science in Alcohol and Drug Counseling. It was her time working with men and women in recovery at The Retreat in 2008 that she found inspiration to make a career out of working with those struggling with addiction.
While studying for her degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Shelly gained experience in the field working as a tech and intern at Pride Institute Residential Treatment Center in Eden Prairie and their Intensive Outpatient in Minneapolis. Shelly’s true passion in this field is working with women as well as the LGBT community.
Shelly works with our clients one on one emphasizing the importance of mindfulness and emotional regulation in early recovery. Her motivation comes from the miracles that she gets to be a part of everyday here at St Paul Sober Living as residents find a solution and start on the road to recovery.