Welcome to WellnessWorthLiving! I'm Dr. Carey Shaffer, a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Health and Wellness Coach.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working in the field of mental health for over 18 years. Throughout my career as a psychologist, I have worked with hundreds of individuals ranging from infancy to adulthood. During this time, I specialized in working with trauma and its impact on the brain. After a long career, I became aware of the toll that stress was taking on my own health and wellness and made the decision to turn my knowledge and experience towards my other love: Wellness and Well-Being.
As a Certified Wellness Coach, I draw on many years of clinical training and actively utilize evidenced based research in positive psychology and motivational interviewing to help my clients achieve real and immediate health and wellness results.
In addition to my career as a psychologist and wellness coach, I am an avid backpacker, hiker, runner, and over-all wellness seeker. During the past decade, I have completed 3 marathons, 24 half-marathons and in 2016, completed the 220-mile, 22-day backpacking thru-hike of the John Muir Trail with my former husband and then-6-year-old daughter. You can read about our incredible journey HERE.
I believe that in order to best serve my clients, I too must prioritize health and wellness and I do so by living an active, healthy and meaningful life in the Bay Area with my 9-year old daughter and close friendship community.