Shellye Simpson Moon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 15 years of experience working with children and families in various settings including child welfare, foster care and adoptions, hospital, and residential treatment. She offers a fresh perspective and a safe space for inner exploration, growth, and healing to occur. Her presence is calming and nurturing, aiming to understand, validate, and promote self-awareness and self-acceptance. Shellye is very passionate about listening to a client’s voice and seeking to understand their perspective in order to discover the feelings that are hidden underneath problematic behaviors and/or maladaptive coping skills. Shellye recognizes the complexity of each problem and helps make growth and healing a more comfortable process by being attentive to each person’s unique situation and needs. She uses a relationally rich, strengths-based, trauma informed, and family systems approach to providing individual, group, and family therapy.
Shellye earned both a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. Her specialties include trauma, attachment, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, self-esteem issues, and stress management. She has extensive experience working with children and families that have endured trauma, and she has completed training in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), and Theraplay (Level 1). Outside of work, Shellye loves spending time with family and friends, watching her precious son play and/or coach baseball, watching Longhorn sports, and hanging out with her two dogs.
Vida Clinic specializes in school-based mental health and provides a range of services that include individual, family, and group counseling; teacher training and consultation groups; school-wide workshops and trauma-informed culture building.