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– Not accepting new clients in Nags Head. Waitlist Open.-

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 1597) and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS 20342). I am dedicated to seeing growth, improvement, and healing in my client’s lives. As an LFMT, I strive to help my clients identify the roles, rules, and boundaries that directly impact their mental health and relationships so that they can succeed within those systems.


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
(LMFT 1597, North Carolina Marriage & Family Licensure Therapy Board)

Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist
(LCAS 20342, North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board)

By blending a person-centered approach with other theoretical approaches, I seek to foster an authentic, non-judgmental, and collaborative therapeutic relationship to create positive and beneficial change for my clients. I have worked with individuals on a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, relationship and family issues, parenting struggles, combat and non-combat related trauma, substance use issues, and behavioral issues with children. In addition, I have experience working with a diverse set of clients, including children, adults, military, families, and individuals, and am experienced in a variety of theoretical approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Brief Solutions Focused Therapy.

Most people seek out therapy because something in their life isn’t where they want it to be. I believe that everyone (including me!) can be a better version of ourselves with hard work and introspection, and I look forward to working with you on your personal wellness journey.

Sherri Jenkins, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, NPT-C

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– Currently accepting new clients in Nags Head. –

I received my BS degree in Psychology and Religion from Regent University in 2009 and my MA degree in Psychological Counseling from Liberty University in 2012. I am licensed as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC 9856) and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS 16307). Most recently I have completed training to receive a certificate in Neuropsychotherapy.

I provide counseling to ages 10 years through adulthood using CBT and Motivational theories. However, I am open to using all theories that will help my client reach their goals. 

I offer counseling for the following, but not limited to – depression, anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD – both civilian and Military, ADHD, OCD, behavior issues, school concerns -bullying, grades, behavior, and attendance, family discord, probation concerns, substance abuse, and issues with CPS.

Coming to counseling can be a difficult decision – I work with the client to set their goals and work on achieving them in a calming, open, nonjudgmental atmosphere making your counseling experience a success.

I am looking forward to working with you and helping you take that first step to living your best life and achieving your goals. 


Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
(LCMHC 9856, North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors)

Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS 16307, North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board)


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-Currently accepting new clients in Jarvisburg.-

I graduated from Chaminade University of Honolulu with a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology in June 2020.  I am a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS 20738) and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC 17096).  Currently, I work with clients who are ages 13 years and older. I aim to provide counseling that is unique to each individual to support the evolution of the person and their goals while remaining non-judgmental during the process. 


Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist
(LCAS 20738, North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board)

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
(LCMHC 17096, North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors)

Life can feel like a series of battles as we face challenges that make us feel like we’re no longer in control.   The battles may be quick, long lasting or recurring.  I believe what’s important during the course of the battles are to be able to assess and identify battle plans along with limitations of our control, execute effective strategies, and implement tools, skills and support to fortify our personal mental arsenal.  In doing so, it helps us to be prepared to endure whatever life may throw our way.  Does that mean it’s easy? Absolutely not, but I believe going through life without plans, tools and support is much more difficult.  No matter what stage of the battle you are in, I welcome you to come as you are. I believe that no ones size therapy fits all, and use an eclectic approach to counseling that tailors an approach and techniques to the individual that I am in the room (or virtual room) with.  Topics I’ve worked with include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, mood disorders (including bipolar disorders), addictions, substance abuse, serious mental illness, low self-esteem, suicidality, personality disorders, ineffective communication, behavioral concerns, and transitions of home/employment.

We all have wounds and scars that need to be addressed, processed and healed.  Though the healing process can be challenging or uncomfortable at times, I believe the best investment we can make is in ourselves.  It would be an honor and privilege to watch you evolve as you take the steps in healing the battle scars and wounds you carry. 

Marie Shelton, MS, LCMHC

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-Currently accepting new clients in Nags Head. –

I received my Master of Science in Community Counseling from the University of South Alabama. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina (15824). As a counselor, I am dedicated to my clients’ journey towards increased wellness, as well as helping them through challenging times. Currently, I use EMDR with older adolescents and adults (ages 16 and up).

Although I draw from many different counseling theories and techniques, over the last couple of years I have started working towards specializing my therapeutic approach with EMDR. I have engaged in extensive training to provide EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapy. Currently, I use EMDR with older adolescents and adults (ages 16 and up). EMDR is an effective therapeutic approach to help people heal symptoms stemming from traumatic memories. While other therapeutic methods are effective as well, EMDR usually reprocesses trauma more quickly providing symptom relief sooner.


Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
(LCMHC 15824, North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors)

I believe that counseling is a process which supports a person’s desire for wellness and change in his/her life. At this time I work with adolescents as well as adults (ages 16 and up). I tend to combine different approaches and techniques in counseling, including EMDR, client centered therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness training, meditation, gestalt therapy, anger management, rational emotive therapy, bibliotherapy, and psycho-education. I am comfortable working with individuals who are struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, anger, shame, addiction, grief, dual-diagnosis, and codependency.
I utilize a lot of psychoeducation to help my clients acknowledge where they can use change, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) to help the client implement change as well as reminding every client of mine they are fabulous, amazing, and can do anything they put their mind to.

I believe that people can change, and that change can be facilitated with counseling. In order to create change a client must be motivated and committed to the process and we work together to create therapeutic goals. A trusting relationship between the client and the counselor is crucial in order for therapy to be effective. I will do my best to ensure that an environment is created that supports such a relationship. I believe that practicing mindfulness in order to expand self-awareness and develop insight is an important part of initiating the process of change. Learning to treat yourself with self-compassion and kindness is an essential step as well. I consider my approach to counseling to be eclectic. Although at this time my primary focus is EMDR therapy, as appropriate, I will adapt my theoretical framework, techniques and approach based on the situation, personality and needs of my client. Drawing from several different therapeutic techniques I approach every client’s individuality and situation with sensitivity and flexibility.


-Currently accepting new clients in Nags Head.-

I was born and grew up in Colorado, earning my B.A. degree at a state college in the Four Corners area, majoring in English literature, American history and Psychology.   My M. Ed., I completed at University of Buffalo, also I have completed 30 graduate hours of psychology courses at East Carolina University.

I am licensed in the state of North Carolina as an L.C.S.W., (Licensed Clinical Social Worker).  My clinical experience has focused on treating adults 30 and older with mental health issues. Treatment approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered psychotherapy and brief solution focused therapy. Clients may come for treatment of symptoms of depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, mood instability, relationship/family issues and chronic mental illness.

My goal for therapy is to have the person feel they are being listened to, and given the opportunity with treatment to make positive changes and see improvement in their mental health.


Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW C002006, North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board)


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-Not accepting new clients, waitlist closed. –

I graduated from North Carolina State University with a Masters Degree in Education and a concentration in Counseling in 2008. My educational training has lead to a life long dedication of advocacy for my clients. I strive to use research and evidenced-based techniques to enhance the counseling process.


Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor
(LCMHCS S7709, North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors)

Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist
(LCAS 2055, North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board)


Board Certified – Telemental Health Provider
(BC-TMH 301, NBCC Center for Credentialing and Education)

National Certified Counselor
(NCC 238982, National Board of Certified Counselors)

In addition to my licenses and certifications I am a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), member number 6258536. During the 2009 ACA National Conference in Charlotte I presented to my peers on the importance of behavioral health services for children and families. This membership continually helps me to stay current within the counseling profession.

Beginning in 2011 and ending in 2012, I was selected among my local professional peers to complete an Intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Training program by Behavioral Tech, LLC. a company founded by Dr. Marsha Linehan, the creator of DBT.

I am required by the NCBLPC, NCSAPPB and the NBCC to complete Continuing Education Classes in order to keep my licenses and certifications. These certificates are available upon request and are kept on file with the respective boards.

My goal as a Licensed Supervisor is to offer support, effective skills and clinical experience as you navigate closer to your goals. With over 10 years experience as a counselor in the schools, community mental health/substance use disorder agencies and now private counseling practice I look forward to working with you.

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