Deena Shelton

Deena Shelton


I moved from northeastern Mississippi to attend LeTourneau University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I have a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Stephen F. Austin State University. I spent six years working in nonprofit coordination and management before returning to higher education full time in 2012. I have been married to my husband, Ben, for eight years and we have two children. I am passionate about volunteering in my community and with my church.

My counseling background includes work with individuals, families, and groups. I have spent the majority of my time working with couples, children and families in foster care/adoption networks, working with young adults/college students, consulting with nonprofit agencies, and through church.

I knew in high school that I wanted to spend my life working with people. I feel so honored to walk with my clients during difficult and challenging times. I believe God calls us all to walk in grace and support of those around us, even if it's only for a little while. I believe in building strong relationships with my clients that provide an effective place to grow and change. I want all of my clients to be able to identify and reach their goals; and I am passionate about helping people understand the identity God gave them and helping empower them to walk in their purpose.