Shelby Saulnier, Ph.D.
Dr. Shelby Saulnier is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Michigan. Dr. Saulnier received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University. She completed her predoctoral psychology internship at West Virginia University – Charleston Medical School and her postdoctoral fellowship at Akron Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Saulnier is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy for children, adolescents and adults (ages 10 and up) to help manage various mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, and borderline personality disorder. She is also a therapist on Arbor Psychology’s multidisciplinary Feeding Team, providing behavioral therapy to parents of youth with a range of feeding concerns. Further, Dr. Saulnier has a substantial background in eating disorder treatment, research, and awareness across the lifespan. She has expertise in Family Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy for eating disorders. Dr. Saulnier has worked across levels of care (inpatient, partial-hospitalization, intensive-outpatient, and outpatient) to provide patients and families with healing for disordered eating and body dysmorphia. She has a particular passion for providing families with psychoeducation and skills to increase early detection and intervention of disordered eating in youth.
Dr. Saulnier approaches therapy from an integrative, cognitive-behavioral framework that is evidence-based. She aims to cultivate a strong therapeutic relationship with clients, while guiding them towards building the skills they need to move closer to their life worth living. Dr. Saulnier strives to understand the unique aspects of her client’s identity and to weave them into an individualized treatment approach. She is sensitive to all aspects of diversity and works to integrate multicultural considerations into treatment. Coming from a strong background in multidisciplinary care, Dr. Saulnier takes a holistic approach to therapy, understanding that treatment and healing often involves collaboration with multiple health providers. Ultimately, Dr. Saulnier believes that mental wellbeing and recovery is accessible for every individual, and her primary goal is to help clients hold the same hope and develop the behaviors and skills they need to thrive.