Seeking to create not only a safe space but a brave one.

Our practice couples empathy and compassion with a variety of therapeutic modalities for individuals, groups, and couples, allowing them to tap into undiscovered reserves of resiliency.

As D.C. residents, we understand the unique pressures of the times we’re living in, and we can help you to process not only historical traumas, but also the ongoing stressors related to quarantine, white supremacy, racial injustice, social inequity, and the current political climate. We recognize that frontline healthcare workers and activists are under particular strain, and we are here to help. Together, we can navigate through these traumas to build a more hopeful future.

Bold Expressions Therapy

About Dr. Shelley Marfori

Dr. Shelley Marfori

I was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, before earning my B.A. from the University of South Carolina and my Psy.D. from George Washington University, where I was dually enrolled in GWU’s LGBTQ Health and Policy Program. After graduating, I worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Therapy Group DC. As a doctoral student, I worked at The Center Clinic, helping socioeconomically-challenged patients from all walks of life. I completed my APA accredited internship at the University of Illinois at Chicago where I worked at UIC’s Student Counseling Office, which serves one of the most diverse student bodies in the country. My experience has helped me provide care for LBGTQIA+ community members, BIPOC patients, trauma survivors, and anyone looking to find ways of transcending pain to live fulfilling lives. Read more.