Shellie Burley


Areas of Concentration

  • Pre-Marital
  • Marriage
  • Parenting
  • Women’s Issues
  • Trauma & Mood
  • Life Transitions
  • Sexual Addictions
  • Life Coaching
  • EMDR
  • Intensive Counseling
  • Group Counseling

Michele “Shellie” Burley, founder of Centered Heart Counseling, is a licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist who received her undergraduate degree from Nazarene Bible College in Ministry-Christian Counseling in 2009. She received her Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University in 2012, and then completed post-graduate coursework in Marriage and Family Therapy at the Colorado School for Family Therapy of Denver in 2012.

Shellie Burley is a member of the ACA (American Counseling Association), the AACC (American Association of Christian Counselors), and a Pre-Clinical Fellow with the AAMFT (American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy).

Shellie’s passion throughout life has been healthy marriages and families through education, insight, and personal as well as interpersonal growth and discovery. She and her husband have been involved in children, youth, college/career, and marriage ministry throughout their 33 years of marriage. They have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren. It was her years of ministry to families, and her passion for children and healthy marriages that led Shellie to pursue a career in counseling after her children were grown. Her training includes community mental health, acute care, child advocacy, grief/loss, marriage, crisis, trauma, & elder support settings. She specializes in pre-marital, marriage, and individual counseling.

Life presents many challenges to our ability to stay balanced and centered in our day to day lives. During difficult times, therapeutic support can offer that extra space we need to help us make sense of our circumstances and keep our hearts intact. Shellie Burley offers the opportunity for self-discovery, new perspectives, and hope for change in a safe, supportive environment that is tailored to fit each client. She believes counseling is not just about fixing problems, but increasing joy and satisfaction in life and relationships.

Shellie Burley recognizes the courage it takes to seek counsel and believes it is a privilege and an honor to walk with you as you journey toward self-awareness, renewal and restoration. She especially enjoys working with pre-marital and married couples, equipping you to meet the challenges while enjoying the treasures of marriage and family life. Shellie works to help you discover your unique strengths, and become empowered to live the life you envision with a centered heart.

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