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Education & Certifications

Education & Certifications


M.A. University of Santa Monica – Spiritual Psychology

M.A. Antioch of Los Angeles – Clinical Psychology

B.A. University of Utah – Education

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Emotional Focus Therapy (EFT) for couples

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

Psychodrama continued training

Conscious Health and Healing certification

Shelley Dunford Hardy


As much as we would like it to be, life is far from simple or linear. Taken as a whole, it is maybe best seen as a mosaic of moments; some challenging, messy, or even heartbreaking, and others joyful, energizing, and deeply satisfying.


Therapist Profile

Therapy can be a safe space for those of us looking for support in navigating these ups and downs. It provides us with an opportunity to develop the tools that lead to a sustained sense of peace and purpose. As a therapist, I work hard to give my patients skills and frameworks that lead to deeper healing and fulfillment in their personal lives. I believe each of our life experiences is best described as personal “curriculum” for us to learn and grow.


It is my belief that while we do not always control our circumstances, we can better navigate this “curriculum” as we learn to approach our lives with increased compassion, self-forgiveness, and love. It is the joy of my professional life to be able to share the experience of my patients moving away from a fixed mindset into a more compassionate growth mindset towards healing.


I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with master’s degrees in both Clinical and Spiritual Psychology. I work with a wide range of patients including but not limited to those experiencing depression, anxiety, betrayal trauma, sexual compulsion / addiction, faith journey, couple’s issues, and self-compassion. My specialty trainings include Emotional Focus Therapy (EFT) for couples, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma work, and psychodrama and somatic work.

I have been married for 37 challenging and beautiful years, I  enjoy my wonderful children, my amazing grandchildren and 2 willful dogs. Outside of my fulfilling, therapy practice, I love traveling, learning, being in nature, painting and spending time with the people I love.