Shelton Poulter

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Day-to-day life can be exhausting, stressful, and anxiety-inducing. It is easier said than done to “enjoy the little things in life” when we have so many outside pressures weighing on us. When we feel overwhelmed by these pressures our mental health and personal relationships can suffer. Shelton hopes to assist you and yours in managing difficult times and strengthening your relationships.

Shelton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and provides services in the Fredericksburg location. She graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a B.A. in Sociology. She received her Masters in Clinical Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Throughout her time at VCU, she has worked with elementary, middle school, and high school students in the Spotsylvania Public School system, as well as with veterans and their families at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center. She is certified in Motivational Interviewing and in Inter-Professional Collaboration. Shelton has experience working with individuals, children, couples, families, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, veterans, and hospice patients. 

Her therapeutic approach focuses on altering our behaviors and using a structural approach, along with motivational interviewing to assist in addressing the hard issues that may seem too overwhelming to overcome alone. Successful therapy often requires a strong therapeutic alliance, which means the therapist and the client need to build a healthy and trusting relationship. Therapy is hard work and it can be intimidating, but we are on your side and want to see you and your families thrive. Your trust in our care will never be taken for granted. Let’s get to work. 

Shelton embraces and celebrates individual differences and alters her therapeutic approach accordingly to tend to your unique needs and experiences.