Brie  Shelly

Brie Shelly

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT

Accepting new clients for afternoon & daytime appointments in Boston practice (updated December 03, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Body image
  • Confidence
  • Social media use
  • Travel therapy
  • Life transitions
  • Career development
  • Life coaching
  • Relationships
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Brie is a licensed therapist and travel expert for women in search of more fulfillment in today's digital age. She is on a mission to encourage women to unlock their inner confidence and fully experience life's adventures on and offline.

Brie specializes in empowering young adults and adults navigating the highs and lows of social media and comparison traps, major life transitions, body image concerns, anxiety, relationships, and career development and burnout. As an avid traveler, she also incorporates travel therapy as a therapeutic tool for self-growth and assists clients with planning transformation trips. Brie is the host of Real Talk Travels, a podcast that highlights the behind the scenes of the digital age during unfiltered conversations with leading health experts, social media influencers, and travel enthusiasts.

Consultations and ongoing sessions take place in Beacon Hill or virtually. Brie offers regular weekly sessions and customized packages to meet your needs.


Message to clients

I believe that therapy is one of the best investments and gifts that you can give yourself. Whether you are contemplating a life change, pondering ways to improve your mental health and wellness, or already in the midst of your next adventure, I am excited to help you process, explore, and energize you during every step of your journey.
I use an integrative approach that combines Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy techniques to ensure that clients have countless resources while exploring personal growth. I also enjoy incorporating animal therapy, mindful movement, traveling, and the outdoors during sessions to inspire individuals.


Specialties

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception

Confidence - Development of skills to improve confidence and self-esteem

Social media use - Development of skills to handle social media pressures, overuse, comparison traps, and more

Travel therapy - Using traveling as a tool for self growth by planning getaways that encourage restoration, exploration, and transformation

Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care

Career development - Learning to utilize and highlight strengths, fine-tuning resumes, effective and practical stress-management, focusing on fulfillment, utilizing communication skills, and enhancing efficiency to reduce burnout

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Eating disorders - Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging; not wanting to give up the eating disorder; feeling lonely but struggling to eat with friends

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect


General expertise


Insurance

Brie Shelly is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $185 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $185
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)
  • Ongoing virtual sessions: $175 (45min)

Therapist's note

Brie can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Boston practice

100 Cambridge Street

14th Floor

Boston, MA 02114

Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

O'Connor Professional Group

Veritas Collaborative

UNC's Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders

McLean Hospital's 3East DBT Continuum

Monte Nido's Eating Disorder Center of Boston

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MA in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA in Psychology and Exercise & Sports Science


Languages

  • English