Shelby Lynn Knapple began her work in the mental health field in 2013. She earned a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Brown University and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2019. She is the owner of Wholistic Health Therapeutic Care and Counseling located both within Stonehaven and in Van Buren, AR. She is experienced in working with all ages in a variety of settings, she is passionate about using dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) to help others along their journey. She is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She currently sits on the executive board as Secretary for the West Central Arkansas Mental Health Counseling Association as of 2018.


  • 2014 – Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Arkansas Tech University 

  • 2017 – Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, John Brown University

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) by the Arkansas Board of Examiners for Counselors (ARBOEC)

  • Trained in EMDR Therapy

  • Trained in Seed Digging-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Utilizes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Approaches

"Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life..."  

- Akshay Dubey