About Shellie Hatfield

Shellie Hatfield is a licensed clinical social worker with private practice offices in Berkeley and Palo Alto, California.  She is also on staff in the Department of Psychiatry at the Palo Alto Medical Clinic as a clinician and consultant. In addition, she runs chronic pain groups, cancer support groups, and bereavement groups in the Bay area.  As a trained critical incident therapist, she responds to urgent calls from the Crisis Care Network, a national provider of critical incident stress management to corporations.  With over 20 years experience in the field of mental health and wellness, Shellie is a compassionate and well respected therapist and healer.

Shellie received graduate education at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in a joint MSW/DSW program in the School of Social Work . From there she had more family therapy training at Thomas Jefferson Medical University.  Equipped with a strong academic foundation, solid values, and a dedication to helping others she relocated to California. Taking her first job at University of California Medical Center, she functioned as the mental health consultant on the Cancer Research Medical Team. She studied medical hypnosis during those years and, became skilled at using hypnosis to alleviate side effects of chemotherapy, withstand painful procedures, and preparing for surgery.  After leaving  U.C., she furthered her career by providing organizational consulting to well known institutions such as Children's Hospital in Oakland, San Francisco General Hospital, Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley and the Diablo Oncology Medical Group in Walnut Creek.