Shelley Dodt

A Cottage for Counseling
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Shelley Dodt

A Cottage for Counseling
Advocate Location
Palm City , FL 34990
Medical Guidance
Other Services
Medical Guidance
TeleAdvocacy Available
Paid Consultations Only
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How I Can Help
Every patient diagnosed with a serious illness needs an advocate on their side who works for "them", not the hospitals or medical providers. As an advocate, I can help you navigate and make evidence based decisions about your care. You have the right to be informed about all treatments available, not just the ones your doctor is familiar with.

I can help you get past the emotional distress of being diagnosed, and on the road to securing the best possible treatment plan that we can devise with your input and with your decisions about your own care in mind.
Important Information About Me
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • I am insured
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
In 2009 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and participated in a clinical immunotherapy vaccine trial at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Brian Czerniecki is now at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fl and I am still very active in promoting his research and raising funds for immunotherapies. And, my treatment consisted of taking my blood and making a vaccine, and returning my cells in 6 shots over 6 weeks. I had no side effects and have been cancer free for the past 10 years. My goal is to help other cancer patients be as fortunate as I was.
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Formal Education
Saint Leo University, MSW, Advanced Clinical Practice, 2016

Chatham University, BA, Sociology/Anthropology, 1980

Santa Fe State College, AS, Respiratory Therapy, 1983
Faith Experience
  • Christianity
  • Protestantism
Additional Skills
I find that Mindfulness is extremely useful for work with patients. Once you reduce your anxiety, you can think clearly and chart the best course for your treatment. I teach clients how to practice Mindfulness.
Professional Affiliations
Barry University, Certificate Mindfulness in Therapeutic Practice, 2016

University of Miami, Certificate, Alfus Healthcare Advocacy Program, 2012

National Breast Cancer Coalition, Project LEADS, science of breast cancer, 2011

George Washington University, Oncology Patient Navigator Program, 2015

Florida Director of Pennies in Action 501c3 2009-present

Member, NASW, FASW, Florida Society of Oncological Social Workers, American Society of Oncological Social Work, Society of Immunotherapy for Cancer,

Grant Reviewer for Dept. of Defense Congressionally Sponsored Breast Cancer Research Program

Komen Foundation, SPORE NIH Roswell Park Cancer Institute