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Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Tucson, AZ and Albuquerque, NM.


Shelly has been a mindfulness meditation instructor for over 30 years and has led workshops and trainings throughout the U.S. and Canada since 1985. Shelly offers continuing education seminars to mental health professionals, classes for the general public, and has presented in over 100 U.S. cities for both Cross Country Education and PESI Healthcare.

Welcome to Present Solutions

I offer innovative mindfulness meditation strategies suitable for those interested in significant transformation of mind-body suffering.  Although I am a psychotherapist, you do not have to experience mental illness in order to greatly benefit from my work.

The foundation of my approach is the unique Unified Mindfulness System developed by Shinzen Young, an internationally respected mindfulness teacher. The system stands apart from all other mindfulness methods taught, making use of a labeling approach that provides a grounding structure.  I offer an alternative therapeutic approach to decreasing suffering and elevating fulfillment with an emphasis on transforming the present rather than analyzing the past which is often the focus of many traditional therapeutic models.  Clients find that past negative experiences  come forth, influencing the quality of the present moment.  But it is there, in the NOW, where  the suffering can be radically and permanently transformed with the Unified Mindfulness System strategies.  I have found that for many clients, the addition of Mindfulness-Centered Desensitization leads to an even greater transformative outcome.   

There is no doubt in my mind that Shelly is on a path toward making socially significant contributions to the welfare of others. 

 — Ernest L. Rossi, PhD

Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, Los Osos, CA 


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