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Shelly Simpson, LCSW, LCDC-I

Shelly Simpson, LCSW, LCDC-I
Program Director for Pathfinder
Simpson's school counseling & clinical experience prepared her for an array of family, school & young adult issues in the media. She has is popular resource for print & broadcast media.

Working with young adults and adolescents on interpersonal relationships, high-risk behaviors, effects of trauma, substance use and other issues, are among Simpson’s areas of expertise. At Menninger’s Pathfinder community integration program, she works with clients to help them gain independence and manage the stress and symptoms triggered by situations they encounter in the community, at work or while attending school.


Simpson received a master of social work degree at the University of Houston and an undergraduate degree from Texas State University.