Shalini (Shelly) Middleton is an Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT #82172), and is registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). She also teaches at Alliant International University, where she is currently pursuing her doctorate (PsyD) in Couple & Family Therapy. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from National University. Treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Object Relations, Humanistic, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Narrative therapy and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Through her internships at Terra Nova Counseling, the Gender Health Center, and Wellness Together, Shelly has a vast amount of experience working with adolescents (pre-teens/teenagers), the LGBTQ+ population, as well as individuals and couples with issues including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, infidelity, trauma, abuse,  addiction/AA/Al-Anon, and other various relationship and family conflicts.

    “My approach is sincere, genuine, and direct. My goal is to create a relationship with you that is based on honesty, realness, and genuine compassion.  A relationship in which you feel completely comfortable to be your true self and know that you have at least one person you can talk to who will never judge you for who you are. I will work to create an environment where you can be comfortable and feel safe to work on aspects of yourself and your life that you would not touch any where else. I believe every person is amazing in their own way and deserves love, kindness, and happiness. I became a therapist because I truly believe in the positive impact therapy can have on a person’s life and I want to share this gift with you if you are willing to try it.”

    Supervised by:
    Marlon Morgan, LPCC #795
    John Branderhorst, LMFT #42823
    Carla Stone, LMFT #51743
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    • Monday09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    • Tuesday09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    • Wednesday09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    • Thursday09:00 AM - 08:00 PM


    • Addiction & Substance Abuse
    • Anxiety
    • Body Image
    • Codependency
    • Couples Therapy / Marriage Counseling
    • Depression
    • Family Therapy
    • Gender Identity
    • Grief and Loss
    • Infidelity
    • LGBTQ+
    • Relationship Counseling
    • School Issues
    • Self-Esteem
    • Stress Management


    • English


    • No Insurance Accepted


    • Attachment Based Therapy
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Experiential Therapy
    • Family Systems Therapy
    • Gestalt Therapy
    • Internal Family Systems Therapy
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Person Centered Therapy
    • Psychoanalytic Therapy
    • Psychodynamic Therapy
    • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
    • Solution Focused Therapy
    • Strength Based Therapy
    • Trauma Focused Therapy