Shelley Robbins, Support Group Facilitator, Educator and Community Outreach
Shelley Robbins earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Chester University and a Master of Science in Nursing with a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner concentration from Gwynedd-Mercy University. She holds a Grief Counseling certification from The American Academy of Grief Counseling and a Certification in Thanatology (Death, Dying, and Bereavement) through the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). She has worked exclusively in the field of Pediatrics her entire nursing career, specifically helping families and children navigate life through on-going medical crises and trauma. She has worked in various nursing settings for 25 years, including acute inpatient settings, home care, hospice and palliative care, and collegiate settings.
Through these years of working directly with families, her love of helping people find hope and beauty amidst crisis began to flourish. In these compassionate, dynamic relationships, she utilized a deep sense of empathy and understanding to assist people in finding the resiliency to forge through their situations of grief and loss. Shelley specifically found a passion for working with End of Life care during her days as an oncology and hospice nurse, helping her find her way to The Center for Loss and Bereavement in 2018. She facilitates many support groups at the Center, including the Nello’s Children’s program and specialized adult support groups for varied types of loss. Additionally, Shelley is one of the Center’s primary educators, involved in supporting community outreach and training for related professional organizations and individuals dealing with grief and loss. She sincerely looks forward to working with individuals who have found their way to the Center, collaboratively helping them to live to their fullest potential and authentic selves.