Professor Shelley Coleman

Professor Shelley Coleman

Core Faculty/Process Group Facilitator


Shelley Coleman received her MA in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2012. She is currently enrolled at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky, pursuing a PhD in Leadership/Counselor Supervision and Education with CACREP accreditation. Shelley is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of West Virginia. Shelley completed a one-year counselor training program with Dr. John Townsend in 2013 that focused on the Townsend Character and Competency approach to counseling. She is also a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and EFT Supervisor with Dr. Sue Johnson’s International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, located in Ottawa, Canada. She is currently pursuing certification in Emotionally Focused Family Therapy as well. She has completed additional training in using EFT to work interpersonally in the healing of trauma through the Washington Baltimore Center for EFT. Shelley is a co-presenter for workshops and trainings in Emotionally Focused Therapy in the state of West Virginia, as well as a presenter for Trauma Informed Care. With over 10 years of field experience, Shelley specializes in Marriage and Family therapy, depression/anxiety, and trauma.

Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D. Leadership/Counselor Supervision and Education, University of the Cumberlands (in progress)
  • M.A. Professional Counseling, Liberty University

TRAINING #6: The Science and Art of Counseling: Looking Through the Lens of the Townsend Growth Model (COUN returning)