Women's mental health

Butterfly Effect Counseling & Consultation Center

A trauma resolution center dedicated to women’s mental health.

Healing. Restoration. Movement.


There are some life experiences that cause major disruptions on multiple levels and in many areas of your life. 

We believe that regardless of the experience, you have the capacity to heal given the right connection, environment, and tools.  

As trauma resolution practitioners, we train and are experienced in Brainspotting and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). These brain-body modalities go beyond thinking and talking, to access the subcortical area of the brain that holds those distressing experiences, to help you achieve deep healing from the inside out and from the bottom up.

We believe there is healing for you.

Healing is the process of making or becoming sound or healthy.

We believe healing brings restoration.

Restoration is the act of returning something that was stolen or taken.

We believe when you are restored, there is movement.

Movement is a change or development.

It's freedom.

It looks like moving through those experiences and wounds that keep you feeling stuck; healing those open wounds, and moving you towards your new.

How do you know what your 'new' will look like?

We are committed to working with you to challenge those uncomfortable emotions, body sensations, and limiting beliefs about yourself. These areas impact how you see yourself, see yourself in relationships, and your connection with the world.

We compassionately support you in your journey of healing, restoration, and movement. 


We believe strongly that you deserve to have a very specific and thorough road map to healing that we co-create with you.

Together, we transform how you hold the wounds and distressing experiences of your past so they no longer show up in your present and future as blocks, procrastination, unrealistic fears, and/or low self-esteem.


We offer individual therapy, movement groups, and drum circles. For those who prefer one or two extended sessions, we offer 2.5 to 5-hour healing intensives. 

We are here to serve and support women who are challenged in the following areas:


Negative Self Talk



Low Self-Esteem

Early Childhood or Past Distressing Experiences (Trauma)

Healing from a Narcissistic Partner or Parent

Complex Trauma


Bringing healing to women throughout the State of Texas through Brainspotting and EMDR modalities.

Faith-Based services provided upon request. 

Meet Shelly

Hey there!


I'm a living witness that life can throw punches that will literally knock the wind out of you. Yup, I'm human. I'm guessing you're the same, right? But if there's one thing I can say about life's battles is that although they were tough, I made it through.


I've found that I'm a bit stronger than I thought I was. I am a survivor.

I know what it's like to feel like your world is falling apart before you, and you feel helpless. I hit rock bottom, and that's when I knew I needed help. I couldn't do it alone, so I didn't. I sought help through therapy. And well, here I am. 


I've made it my life's mission to help females like you because I was once like you.  You want to gain control over your life and not allow your emotions, circumstances, or past continue to dictate your life. Girl, I've got you!

If part of life is about relationships, then it stands to reason that the therapeutic relationship is equally important to your success. When the connection is there, it's a sure set up for healing. Together, we can do this. 



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    Butterfly Effect Counseling & Consultation Center

    Shelly Bates, M.A., LPC BSP-CIT

    EMDR Certified

    Brainspotting (BSP) Practitioner

    Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator

    1202 Richardson Drive

    Suite 310

    Richardson, Texas 75080

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