About Me

Andrea D. Shellen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Prior Lake, Minnesota. 

With 15 years experience in the human service field, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a diverse group of people with varying concerns. Among her areas of expertise are EMDR for trauma; couples counseling, with extensive training through the Relational Life Institute; family and adolescent therapy, having worked in adolescent residential and day treatment settings.

Andrea is an eclectic therapist, meaning that she uses many techniques from different therapeutic backgrounds, particularly Rogerian, Adlerian and Family Systems.  Her therapeutic style is to provide support and practical feedback in a caring and compassionate manner to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.  Since all humans encounter struggles, she believes that asking for help is a strength. 

Education:  Graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in 1995, and a Master's Degree in Counseling in 1998.

License: 
#1370 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Certifications:  Certified in EMDR for trauma and PTSD.

Additional Training:  Extensive couples counseling training through the Relational Life Institute with Terry Real.

Professional Activities and Memberships:  Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as the Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; Member of EMDRIA, EMDR International Association.