Marriage and Family Specialists

Shelby Riley, M.S., LMFT

Owner and Director at SR&A

Shelby Riley's headshot Shelby Riley graduated with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Pennsylvania. Ms. Riley has been practicing for over twenty years and worked in shelters, group homes, psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment facilities and outpatient practices before opening a private practice in San Diego, CA in 2003. After moving to Chester County, PA in 2005, she opened a private practice in 2006 and added associates starting in 2011. She specializes in couple therapy and sand tray and play therapy with adolescents and children. She also now offers EMDR. In addition to therapy, Ms. Riley also provides clinical supervision and professional practice building coaching to other therapists across the U.S.

Ms. Riley has been very active in professional leadership, serving on the board of the Pennsylvania Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (a state division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy) from 2006-2017, and has presented for years at AAMFT’s annual conferences and leadership conferences on clinical skill-building and the business aspects of building thriving therapy practices. She received the AAMFT Divisional Contribution Award in 2017 for the exceptional work and service she rendered to the Pennsylvania Division. She is currently serving on the AAMFT Component Evaluation Committee for a three-year term.

Ms. Riley has been interviewed for KidsHealth Magazine, Parents Express Magazine, and MainLine Today as a specialist in family and relationship issues and by Psychotherapy Financial for expert practice-building techniques. She has a monthly expert column on and contributes to other family oriented websites. She is the author of two books: Five Secrets to Better Communication, and Assignments for Couples, a workbook to increase intimacy and relationship satisfaction.

She currently offers daytime and evening appointments and is committed to providing her clients with the highest quality of care and individualized services.

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