About Shelby Holley

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

Shelby is honored that you are here. She believes that going to counseling is one of the most courageous and vulnerable steps that we can take toward wellness. As a counselor, she shows up with her own authenticity and vulnerability, and empowers you to do the same. Shelby will challenge you to explore the patterns that keep you stuck, the thoughts and behaviors that are no longer serving you, and the steps to take toward healing – all while hosting a safe space for you to do the work.


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 teens and women’s issues. She is a professionally trained counselor who utilizes a person-centered approach and expressive arts to work with clients to cultivate goals and create a safe space to do counseling work. She has a passion for working with women experiencing shame, challenges with identity and self-compassion, life transitions, boundaries and relationship issues. Shelby also loves working with, advocating for and learning from her teen clients daily. Her goal as a counselor is to show up as a safe person who will accept you, joke with you, integrate creativity to make counseling fun, and empower you to create new lines of healthy communication in relationships.


When away from work, Shelby can be found caring for her infant daughter, spending time with her husband and teen stepdaughter, and trying to get her friends to play Mario Party with her. She enjoys listening to 90/00’s alternative rock, talking and learning about the enneagram, and singing songs throughout her day.


Ages 13+ – Anxiety, depression, self esteem, grief, trauma, life transitions, boundaries, attachment, identity and relationship issues

Pursuing TN licensure; supervised by Gabriela Aguirre-Iriarte, 2114

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