My name is Shelley L. Spivey, MA. I am a Board Certified Christian Therapist through the Board of Examiners for Georgia Christian Counselors and Therapists, specializing in child, young adult, and family concerns as it relates to autism. I graduated with a B.S. in Education (Cum Laude) from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia and a M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University in Arizona after transferring from the Mercer University School of Medicine Marriage and Family Therapy program in Macon, Georgia. I completed a post-masters certificate from Liberty University in pastoral counseling/addiction and recovery process. 

I have over 25 years of experience, working with the families and children in many areas of Georgia. Prior to moving to Houston County, I worked at Palmyra Park Hospital in Albany, Georgia for Rehab Associates as an Occupational Therapist Tech. After attending graduate school I worked with women in a residential treatment facility at Gateway Cottage, a division of Hodac, Inc., in Warner Robins. I also worked at Grace Village, a homeless rehabilitative facility, in Perry. Afterwards, I had served at a private practice in Kathleen and a non-profit, Christian Counseling Services, at Mabel White prior to becoming the clinical director and owner of Versa Vada Counseling and later Shelley L. Spivey, MA Counseling in Bonaire. 

Currently, I am the owner and clinical director of Waves Autism Center, LLC in Bonaire/Warner Robins, Georgia. Through our new online platform we are able to meet and serve families no matter where you live through our new educational program, Waves Around the World. My two sons, Schuyler and Cameron, ages 21 and 19, work alongside of me as peer mentors in our groups for elementary, middle, high school, and adults 18 to 22 that are still in high school. We also offer face to face and virtual social, life skill, educational workshops, summer day camps, and parent support meet-ups, during the year! 

My oldest son was diagnosed with autism, which led to our personal journey, leading us to create Waves for those with similar challenges and concerns, building friendships along the way. We strive to offer professional and confidential services with the highest level of client satisfaction. We will strive to do everything we can to meet your expectations. We look forward to walking alongside of you and your family.


Shelley Spivey, MA





Our Mission
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​It is our heart's desire to walk alongside you and your family, providing opportunities for parenting support, social interactions, and educational workshops for those with autism, creating friendships that will last a lifetime! Jeremiah 29:11

Our History

Waves was created in the summer of 2018 to offer support and opportunities for social interactions for those with autism! Waves will be starting its 3rd year in this upcoming school year 2020-2021, serving families and their children and young adults! We first began with social groups and have added life groups, summer day camps, and educational workshops, including graphic design and game design/3D coding! We are grateful to offer all of our programs on an online platform and in- person, serving many families no matter where you live!