Shelly has over 20 years’ experience working with clients in a variety of treatment settings. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, she sought specialized training and education to work with Military and First Responders, and has focused primarily on trauma and addictions over the last 15 years of her career.
She also sees clients at her office in Ellicott City Maryland, and is a current professional member of the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists, the American Counseling Association and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She is certified in Addictions Counseling, with a degree in Mental Health, and has specialized training working with PTSD, combat PTSD, Substance Abuse, and Crisis Intervention.
Veterans and their family members should have a place they can be comfortable talking about as much or as little as they desire. Any individual, family or group meetings attended are kept strictly confidential and are protected by privacy laws.
It is truly inspiring to see the impact Operation Second Chance is making in the lives of our wounded veterans and their families. We at Matan are honored to open our doors and our hearts to such a tremendous organization.Mark Matan, Principal, Matan Companies
Operation Second Chance has served as a primary community partner of Comcast SportsNet for a number of years. The organization does tremendous work for wounded veterans and their families, truly making a difference at a level rarely experienced in the community.Comcast SportsNet
I have the memory of first meeting Cindy permanently etched in my mind. She brought four wounded soldiers to a business dinner 7 or 8 years ago and each soldier stood up and told their story of the heart wrenching and horrific injuries sustained during the war.Tom Plant – President of Paul Davis Restoration of Suburban MD and Washington DC
We are proud to work with an organization who is not only shaping the lives of these wounded, injured, and ill veterans, but is also providing the local community with resources to be able to support the families as well.The Sergeant’s Program