Dr. Shirley Chancey is a licensed psychologist in Georgia. She received a B.A. in psychology from Georgia College and State University before attending Georgia State University, where she earned a M.S. and Ed.S. in counseling, and The Fielding Graduate Institute, where she earned a M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology. Dr. Chancey’s early training was in behavioral and cognitive therapy.
Later, she was drawn to humanistic therapies. Dr. Chancey trained extensively in experiential, existential and gestalt-based therapies. After practicing while completing her Ph.D., she became interested in psychopharmacology, resulting in four years of training and passing the National Exam for Psychopharmacology.
Dr. Chancey is a process-oriented therapist who values the use of self as part of the therapy experience. She believes the therapy relationship is the foundation of trust, intimacy and boundaries that are crucial in the healing process. Some of Dr. Chauncey’s professional interests include trauma, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), violence, abuse (seven years specialized training in eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing or EMDR), women’s issues, executive stress management, LGBT issues, severe mental illness (bipolar, schizophrenia, dissociation), personality disorders, anxiety, depression, group dynamics, couples work, crisis intervention, guided imagery, psychomotor therapy and civil and domestic mediation.