About Shelby Holley

Shelby Holley
95 White Bridge Pike Suite 400
Nashville , TN 37205
Fax: 615-570-1199

I am honored that you are here. Considering attending counseling is one of the most courageous and vulnerable steps that we can take toward our wellness. As a professional counselor, l will work with you to cultivate goals that are realistic, time-oriented and sustainable. I will challenge you to explore the patterns that keep you stuck, and to examine the thoughts and behaviors that no longer serve you. Utilizing self-compassion work, thought-reframing and behavior activation, we will work together so that you feel empowered to create and maintain the changes you want to see in your life.


Shelby Holley (she/her) graduated with her Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Play Therapy from Lipscomb University in 2019. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a Minor in Spanish from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2015.

My Style

Shelby has a heart for working with women’s and relationship issues. She utilizes a person-centered therapy, CBT, and a Gottman-informed approach to work with clients to cultivate goals and create sustainable change. She has a passion for working with individuals and couples experiencing challenges with identity and self-compassion, life transitions, boundaries, communication and high-conflict relationships. As a counselor, she blends authenticity and knowledge to create a safe space where you feel unconditionally accepted, valued, challenged, and empowered to create new lines of healthy communication in your relationship with yourself and others.


When away from work, Shelby can be found cooking a good meal, snuggling up with a book, or spending time outside. She enjoys all things beauty, snagging a good deal, and watching Friends.


Ages 15+ – attachment, identity, communication and relationship issues, life transitions, anxiety, depression, boundaries, self-compassion

Please note: all therapists at Works Counseling Center are LGBT+ competent and committed to anti racism.