“As a licensed mental health counselor, I believe in using an eclectic approach to therapy as recognizing each client’s therapeutic needs are unique. l often incorporate play therapy when working with children.  I also work with adults using client centered therapy as well as working with couples to enhance their relationship and helping each partner to recognize and express their need within the relationship.” –Shelley Cordes

Shelley works with clients ages 3+, adults and families in our Bothell office.

Prior to joining Emmaus in 2013, Shelley worked with both children and families in crisis including families dealing with domestic violence issues and survivors.  Shelley has also completed the training as a facilitator for parent education in Love & Logic and has co-facilitated parent education group sessions throughout the community.



  • LMHC: Licensed Mental Health Counselor


  • M.A., Professional Counseling, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI.
  • B.A., Psychology, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI.

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child Abuse
  • Co-dependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence (Survivors)
  • Eating Disorder (Anorexia Nervosa)
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Parenting Education & New Parenting
  • PTSD & Trauma
  • Sexual Abuse/Violence
  • Stress Management
  • Teen Transitioning & Self Esteem Issues
  • Women’s Issues