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Shelby Murtagh

Marriage and Family Therapist
Telehealth only

Because everyone has different experiences and needs, I work with clients to find what works best for them. Therapy isn’t a cookie-cutter experience. I make sure to learn about you so I can meet your specific needs and preferences. ​It is always my goal to help any client of mine realize that they can be proud of who they are and acknowledge where they have come from.


Trauma and other bad experiences change the way we think, feel, and relate to others. I can help you recover and move forward from your trauma so you can think more clearly, improve your relationships, and get rid of the guilt that was never yours to carry.

I am a trained marriage and family therapist who works with adults, adolescents, children, families, and couples. I have experience working with relationship and mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, OCD, stress, trauma, couple conflict, communication, and intimacy.

I am an Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (ALMFT) in the state of Illinois. This is a provisional license which requires me to work under the supervision of a clinically licensed therapist.


I receive clinical supervision as well as EMDR consultation from Melanie Sivley, LCSW.

“To dispense with all pretense and bare one's heart to another is a frightening
thing indeed. But we cannot move forward ere we take that bold first step.”

— Urianger

I received a bachelor's degree with a double major in Family and Child Sciences and Psychology from Florida State University, and went on to receive a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Auburn University. ​In my free time, I enjoy watching baseball and football (go O’s and Ravens!), but most sports will do it for me. I also enjoy playing volleyball and softball, and doing yoga. I'm currently experimenting with gardening and exploring the Champaign-Urbana area. I like to spend time with my partner watching movies (particularly Lord of the Rings) and new shows. Although I can't match the hardcore fans, I am also a lover of most things anime, video games, and 70s music.

Accepted Insurances:  HAMP, U of I Student Insurance, Private Pay

At Bodhi Counseling & Consulting we promote the values of diversity, equality, inclusion, and justice.
Our therapists are LGBTQ+ affirming and always strive to maintain and grow our cultural competence.
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