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The Carruth Center is open, but most of our clinicians are working remotely. We are only seeing psychological and psychiatric emergencies in person at this time. For information about counseling options available to students located in West Virginia as well as students currently outside of the state, please see our COVID-19 updates page.

Shelly Cardi, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist


B.A. in Psychology, West Virginia University 

M.A. in Developmental Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University 

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Kentucky


Integrative approach to meet each individual client’s needs with use of interpersonal process with a combination of humanistic, mindfulness-based, positive psychology and strength-based approach.  


Identity development, relationship issues, emotional disturbances, self-compassion, self-esteem, mindfulness, women’s issues, ADHD and learning disorders. 


Originally from Morgantown, WV, I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from West Virginia University. After graduation, I pursued a career as a professional dancer before returning to graduate school. I attended Teachers College, Columbia University and received my masters in Developmental Psychology. During my doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Kentucky, I had the opportunity to work in the university’s student counseling center and determined that working with college students would be my clinical focus. Following my coursework at UK, I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the Carruth Center, which was additionally rewarding because I was providing services to students at my alma mater.  

During my own professional development, I determined I am passionate about helping individuals improve their connections with themselves, family members, friends, and partners. My desire is to not only help others learn how to relieve their symptoms and stresses but also to improve their overall sense of well-being and self-awareness.  

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