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Dr. Shelly

Shelly-Ann Collins Rawle, PhD.  (Licensed Psychologist)

No one ever said it (life, relationships, career, school) would be easy but should it be this hard? If you are struggling with difficult emotions or having a hard time transitioning through major changes in your life, I’d love to speak with you. 


I am committed to promoting advocacy, fostering inclusive environments, and the prevention of interpersonal violence. With that in mind, I specialize in healthy relationships, women’s issues, and mind/ body connections. In the therapy room, I use humor while I focus on your strengths and use evidence based interventions to help you move past issues of anxiety, depression, and other obstacles that hold you back from living the life you really want.


I earned my PhD in counseling psychology from Northeastern University and my Bachelors and Masters in psychology from Florida International University. I completed a nationally accredited pre doctoral fellowship at UCLA and then a health psychology postdoctoral fellowship at University of San Francisco. I have advanced training working with couples and expertise in adult ADHD assessment and the treatment of alcohol substance abuse problems. 


In addition to my clinical work, I am an experienced speaker who presents on topics such as building healthy relationships, cultural competency, racial, gender and sexual diversity, increasing resilience, managing microaggressions, stress and interpersonal violence, and suicide prevention.
 
Originally from Jamaica, I have held multiple positions including that of a student services department head in the Florida public school system, academic advisor and college transitions program coordinator for first generation, low income students in Boston, Massachusetts and adjunct professor in psychology at both the graduate and undergraduate level.


When I’m not working, I enjoy teaching flexibility and aerial arts, watching movies and spending time with my friends and pups Sunny and Shadow.

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