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This month's spotlight is on one of our members, Sarah Shelton (Gallup). Read on to learn more about her!
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a born and raised Texan, specifically from The Woodlands. I played soccer growing up, and still do today. I love music, nature, animals, food, art, being silly, and traveling. I have a big heart for serving and caring for others, and am learning to give myself that, too. I attended the University of Texas at San Antonio for my Bachelor's degree in Psychology, and the Abilene Christian University for my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology.
How long have you been a member of HLPCA and why did you join?
I recently joined HLPCA, and felt it would be a good opportunity for networking and continuing education.
Are there other populations you would like to work with or specializations you would like to pursue?
I recently opened my own private practice called Home Body Counseling, and am focusing on relational trauma and the disconnection it can cause people to have from their authentic selves, others, and the world, as well as the dysregulation it may create in their nervous system. I am planning to continue learning creative ways to use somatic experiencing (in my intermediate year of training), brainspotting, and codependency recovery to re-establish connection. I hope to get more training in expressive arts and yoga. Population wise, I would like to reach more millennials and help them become more functional, regulated, and connected adults.
Tell us something about yourself other members may not know
I really like disco balls and funky music. I'm a cat lady and might meow randomly. I have a weird thing for pinecones and like collecting them. I'm half Italian, so I love all things pizza, pasta, and wine.