Shelly Kelley, LCAC, MA, MATS, MHC, Licensed Therapist in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Shelly Kelley, LCAC, MA, MATS, MHC

Licensed Therapist

A Quick Overview

Degrees and Accreditations

  • Masters in Addiction Counseling
  • Masters in Mental Health Counseling
  • Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC)
  • Mental Health Counselor (MHC)
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)



I have experience working in the areas of addictions, substance abuse, trauma, anger, anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and marriage and family conflict.

I work with individuals (teens and adults), couples, and families.

I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and TIC in therapy if/when applicable.


I accept the following employer-sponsored insurance:

  • Anthem BCBS
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare/UMR/Optum

If your insurance is not one that I accept, please check with your insurance provider to see if any out-of-network reimbursement is available for any of our therapy sessions. Crosswinds also accepts debit, credit, or HSA/FSA cards as forms of payment. The rate per therapy session is $130/hour with a Licensed Therapist.

You Have What It Takes

You’ve tried everything, been judged repeatedly, and wish things would improve. You probably feel tired of your mental health controlling your life – the ups and downs are exhausting, and your self-esteem and relationships suffer because of it. I’m here to tell you there is hope. Even if you feel shy about talking to someone new, I encourage you to give yourself a second, third, or fourth chance, or however many chances it takes. We’re all human, and we all struggle sometimes. You are worthy of healing.

Given my ten years in the military, I offer professionalism, routine, and passion. Routine is important when trying to overcome difficulty because it helps us take one day at a time. One of the evidence-based treatments I use is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which helps to evaluate emotions associated with certain behaviors. This process allows for increased self-awareness and adjustment to get more desired outcomes. I also like giving my clients resources to take home to provide guidance in-between sessions.

I understand you may be hesitant about going to therapy. I believe therapy is for everyone – it gives us a safe space to find balance and healing. I have a non-judgmental, listening ear. My clients know I care about them and will always provide many resources, education, guidance, and compassion. I am here to advocate for you and help you instill faith back into yourself. Start feeling better by reaching out to Crosswinds today to request an appointment with me.

Our team of counselors has helped thousands of people gain confidence and overcome difficulty.

I can help you too.