SHELBY SHANKLAND | Cove Mountain Counseling | Maryville TN

Shelby Shankland

Certified LifeWorks Life Coach

Integral Associate Coach

Usui Reiki Master


Office phone number: 865-681-2869 x 23

Mobile phone number: 415-596-3664

Email address:


Life coaching is an incredible way to enlist support in recognizing and achieving your heart’s desires for your life. I specialize in providing a safe environment – for both women and men – to explore what is holding you back, what the root causes of those blocks are, and how to go about clearing them so that you can get on with the business of being who you are meant to be, and doing what you are meant to do! At the same time, we will look together at what it is you really want for your life. The first step to getting what you want and need, is knowing what you want and why!

In addition to my life coaching practice, I am also a Reiki Master. I have found that even just a few minutes of energy work at the end of a coaching session can really help clear the way for positive change, and offer a sense of peace and calm after we’ve finished delving into what often turns out to be deeply emotional and powerful topics. This is optional, of course, to match whatever feels right for you. I also offer Reiki-only sessions.

While I prefer the initial consultations for both life coaching and Reiki to be in person, both can be performed at a distance – life coaching over the phone, Skype or FaceTime, and Reiki while you are going about the business of your day.

Due to my extensive experience in supporting women through pre-conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting, I have become an expert in this area, which is near and dear to my heart. With my certifications as a postpartum doula and also a lactation counselor, I have been of great assistance to many women and families during this major transition in one’s life, and it is a passion of mine to continue doing so. I also have found great satisfaction – and amazing results – working with women who are trying to conceive, or are healing from traumatic births. If you are looking for some grounding and clarity during this time in your life, I would love to help you.



“Shelby was the rock, the broader perspective, the only grounding force… I will forever be grateful and affected by her support.”
~ Maria C.

“Before working with Shelby, I felt that my place in this world had already been decided… After our first session, I felt an immediate difference.”
~ Nicole M.

“Shelby has helped me save my life and my sanity, in just the little bit of work we have done together… I am thankful for her every day.”
~ Emmaleigh T.





Shelby Shankland

Certified LifeWorks Life Coach, Integral Associate Coach, Usui Reiki Master