Licensed Professional Counselor
Shelley Fontanella is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an approved LPC supervisor with the Virginia Board of Counseling. She has been in practice at the Renascence Center for more than 13 years and conducts therapy with individuals and groups. She specializes in adolescents and early adulthood and has experience working with a variety of issues, including depression, relationship issues, body image and grief.
“Life can be difficult and at times leave wounds, but with some work we can be restored. I am an interactive therapist who feels privileged to walk alongside my clients through various life situations. I see counseling as a relationship where you set aside time to evaluate where you are in life and where you want to be. As the counselor, I see my job as helping you to problem solve difficult areas of your life and facilitate self investigation into your past and current behaviors and thoughts with the end goal of bringing you greater fulfillment.
I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, families, and couples. I believe that people can achieve their personal goals with small, gradual changes. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, body image issues, grief, and more. I am also comfortable with and enjoy integrating faith into counseling.”