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Shely Esses, MFT

Shely Esses holds a marriage and family therapy (MFT) graduate degree from Iona University. She was originally an intern at LIIST and was so good we had to keep her!

Shely is guided by a systemic lens, a way of seeing you as an individual with interpersonal and wider-world impacts on your life. She is passionate about helping people feel comfortable in their own skin. She is delighted to help individuals, couples, and families find balance and healing in their lives.

She is knowledgeable about the Orthodox community, ensuring clients feel understood halachically while discussing mental and physical health. She is also skilled at helping clients with pre-and post-marriage halachot.

Shely focuses on helping clients experiencing discomfort or anxiety about their sexuality and relationships. She is particularly interested in working with often overlooked or underserved communities such as those in conservative religious minority groups, individuals or couples in alternative relationships, and those recovering from abortions or miscarriages as well as post-partum depression.

She is trained in Levels 1 and 2 of the Gottman Relationship Therapy Method and a member in good standing of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

Gender pronouns and titles: She/Her, Mrs.