Shelby  Fischer
Zencare Vetted

Shelby Fischer

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Waitlist Online
Lincoln Waitlist In-person
Updated October 16, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Transition to new parenthood
  • Life transitions
  • Perfectionism
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Women's issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Shelby is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rhode Island. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Miami and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Southern Connecticut State University in 2011. Since that time, Shelby has been providing counseling services in a variety of settings including home care, hospitals, agencies and private practice.

Shelby believes that we all deserve balance and contentment. In order to achieve this, she utilizes a holistic approach, looking at the person as a whole in terms of their body, mind, spirit, community, etc. Shelby’s humor adds levity to sessions when it is needed.

Shelby’s compassionate approach allows for a safe and trusting environment for clients. She enjoys connecting with women through their transitions of motherhood, identity, relationships and self-esteem.

Message to clients

Motherhood has shifted your roles. The vision of the person you once were is blurry and you’re longing to regain focus. Role transitions can be difficult to balance. And you find yourself wanting to soften old patterns or reframe the unhealthy self talk we learned from our own childhood.

You may have found that motherhood has shone a light on a need for perfectionism, being a catalyst for anxiety or depression. Therapy can aid in the process of healing and growth.

If you feel like counseling might help, feel free to contact me. Our first step will be a phone call to briefly discuss what made you reach out. We will schedule a face-to-face meeting to get to know each other and ensure that you feel I will be the right fit for you.


Transition to new parenthood - Working with parents as they adjust to new parenthood

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


Shelby Fischer is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $130 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $160 (50min)
  • Workshops series: $260 (360min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:30-3:00
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 8:30-3:00
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 8:30-3:00
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Lincoln practice
640 GEORGE WASHINGTON HWY, Bldg B Suite 103, Lincoln, Rhode Island 028654716
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Wed 10am-4pm
  • Thu 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Old Colony YMCA, Family Therapist, 2014 - 2017
Gateway Healthcare, Emergency Services Clincian, 2012 - 2015
South Bay Mental Health, Clinical Supervisor and Clinician, 2011 - 2014

Southern Connecticut State University, Masters in Mental Health Counseling, 2011
University of Miami, Bachelors in Psychology, 2007


Rhode Island: MHC 00777

Massachusetts: 8686



Client testimonials

"Shelby is warm, empathic, and knowledgeable. I'm so glad I found someone with expertise in women's issues."
- Zencare client • January 2022