Shelby Varilek

Shelby Varilek, PCMSW, PLMHP

Shelby Varilek is a bilingual Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner and a Provisionally Certified Master Social Worker. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Northwestern College in Iowa. She earned a Master of Social Work at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. As a therapist in Catholic Charities’ School Mental Health program, she provides school-based mental health services to students throughout the Omaha Archdiocese in both English and Spanish. Shelby has previous experience working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, individuals with intellectual disabilities, and other diverse populations.

Using a strengths-based approach, Shelby is passionate about helping young people cope with the stressors of adolescence and realize their full potential. Some of her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief, behavioral concerns, and conflict resolution. Shelby utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and mindfulness techniques to help her clients identify and regulate their emotions and behavior. She believes that everyone’s background and experiences make their story unique, and therapy can be a helpful way to navigate that story.

When she isn’t working, Shelby enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading, getting out in nature, and taking care of her many house plants.

Shelby is currently in Mercy, Dual Language Academy, and Sts. Peter and Paul schools.


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