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Shelby Saulnier, Ph.D.

Dr. Shelby Saulnier (she, her, hers) 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 offers therapy for individuals across the lifespan to help manage various mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, and borderline personality disorder. She is extensively trained in a variety of evidence-based therapies, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Exposure-Response Prevention. Dr. Saulnier is particularly passionate about women’s health and improving access to care for women navigating mental health concerns and stressful life transitions, including maternity and postpartum 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 individuals across the lifespan with eating and feeding disorders and body image concerns. Dr. Saulnier has worked across levels of care (inpatient, partial-hospitalization, intensive-outpatient, and outpatient) to provide individuals and families with healing for disordered eating and body dysmorphia. She is trained in providing eating disorder treatment to diverse populations, including athletes and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+.

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.

Shelby Saulnier