Dr. Sheeley started his career as a school psychologist in the Kentucky Public Schools. He returned to graduate school and earned his Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the University of Cincinnati, and completed his internship at the Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health. Dr. Sheeley went on to complete a post-doctoral fellowship with Boys Town, as well as a fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Sheeley has worked in outpatient pediatric and clinical settings for the last 11 years, participating and overseeing programs for outpatient behavioral health services. He has also been involved in psychotherapy training for psychiatry fellows and nurse practitioners specializing in medication management for children with behavioral and emotional disorders. Areas of interest include: ADHD, oppositional defiance, Autism, depression, anxiety, psychological assessment, family conflict, trauma, transitions of childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood, and a variety of issues related to adjustment.
Dr. Sheeley believes in a rapport-based approach to therapy: mainly authenticity in communication and interpersonal development of relationships. Dr. Sheeley aims to remove stigmas and depathologize issues, focusing on outcomes over symptoms. His philosophy is that people are often unaware of their core values, or stressors have made them seem far too distant, and the role of therapy is to help build clarity and perspective. When building acceptance around the reality of problems facing families, and focusing on objectives that improve wellness, change can occur. The behavioral interventions, objectivity, and support found in the therapeutic relationship help lead individuals and families to their goals.