Shellene Cornish, Therapist in Virginia — Zencare
Shellene  Cornish
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Shellene Cornish

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C
Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland Accepting Online
Updated July 4, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Stress management
  • Trauma
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Shellene is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 25 years of experience in a variety of social work positions to include FosterCare, Medical/Discharge Planning and Mental Health therapy. She has also served as a sailor in the U.S. Navy. But her passion as a mental health therapist has led her to work in community mental health agencies and to start her own private practice. Shellene is licensed and practices in the states of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Her clients consist of adults, mostly female but males also, young and old, members of the LGBTQIA community, and people of color. Her vast years of experience and ability to work with adult clients of every generation, makes her an approachable and knowledgeable therapist. Her clients struggle with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, relationship problems, PTSD, low self-esteem, work-related stress, parenting, and caregiver fatigue. Shellene offers individual and couples therapy.

Shellene uses several methods of therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness, Supportive Therapy, Life Management Skills, and Psycho-Education. However, she will modify or stop using any therapeutic approach which may not fit a client’s specific needs. She believes the prime focus of a good client-therapist relationship is working as a team on goals the client can obtain. As time goes on, Shellene will discuss with the client the progress of the sessions, and with the client’s involvement make appropriate adjustments, if needed.

Shellene is seeing clients remotely. She offers sessions Monday-Thursday during the day and evening hours.


Message to clients

Seeking help with any emotional problems one may have can be stressful, especially if this is your first time. But I am a compassionate and understanding person and conduct each therapy session with you, the client as the focal point. I have personally experienced some of life’s challenges and therefore, can appreciate how difficult it can be to change. During our time together, you will find me to be open-minded and empathetic, as we explore the issues causing you distress, and finding solutions so you can move forward in living your best life. So, if you're ready to get started, let's do it!


Specialties

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

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

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Shellene Cornish 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: $185 (50min)
  • Initial session: $185 (50min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Paperwork fee $160.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Thu 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Thu 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Thu 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Therapist, 2016 - Present
Positive Challenges, LLC, Therapist, 2015 - 2019
Medstar Harbor Hospital Center, Social Worker, 2007 - 2013
All That Matters, LLC, Clinical Director, 2011 - 2012

University of Maryland School of Social Work, MSW, 1995


Licensure

Virginia: 0904010441

Washington DC: LC50082980

Maryland: 12882


Languages

English