Pronouns: She, Her
I have worked in the Mental Health field for 20 plus years and focus on people who are going through transitions in their lives and those who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, abuse, grief and loss, attachment issues, chronic pain and relationship problems. Some people come to therapy during times of disconnection from their self, their story, their body, their families or their community. Being human can be complicated, challenging and messy. I believe that psychotherapy is a collaborative process where together we can explore new ways of understanding your experience as well as gaining insight into self-defeating patterns causing distress and the necessary tools to grow beyond your current struggles.
My therapeutic lens is person centered, strengths based and humanistic. I provide a safe place for you to investigate fully who you are and how to live your best life. You are the architect and author of your life and I serve as a guide and support. Using a compassionate lens, I use a psychodynamic approach, family systems, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, EMDR, attachment theories and a toolbox of other techniques to assist in mining each individual's unique gifts.
Additionally, I am committed to providing advocacy to assist parents of children with special needs in obtaining the appropriate supports, services and educational placement through the IEP process. I also advocate for differently-abled adults and chronically mentally ill adults and believe they have the right to receive services that meet their unique needs, supports and encourages their strengths, and embraces their individuality in the least restrictive environment.
Specialties: • ADD/ADHD. • Addiction • Advocacy • Anxiety • Attachment issues • Autism Spectrum Disorder • Body Positivity • Chronic Illness • Couples Counseling • Cultural Ethnic Issues • Depressive Disorders • Divorce Counseling/ Blended Family Issues • End of Life Issues • Existential Crisis • Family Therapy • Geriatrics and families • Grief • Job issues • LGBTQIA+ • Personality Disorders • Self Esteem • Stress • Trauma and PTSD • Victims of Assault, Abuse, Trauma • Widow/ Widower Issues • Women's Issues Age • Elders (65+) • Adults • Adolescents/ Teenagers (13-19) • Communities • Families
Treatment Approach Types of Therapy • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) • Attachment Therapies • CBT • Compassion Focused • Culturally Sensitive • DBT • EMDR • Family / Marital • Family Systems • Feminist • Gestalt • Humanistic • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) • Motivational Interviewing • Multicultural • Narrative • Person-Centered • Psychodynamic • Relational • Somatic Therapies • Strength-Based • Trauma Informed Care
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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She is a very good listener and has the ability to create space for me to work out stuff. I have a tendency to talk things through instead of think things and she understands that.
Written on Jun 10, 2023 after therapy with Shoshona for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
She is nice and helpful
Written on Apr 10, 2023 after therapy with Shoshona for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
Kind, caring, open, knowledgeable and supportive.
Written on Oct 26, 2022 after therapy with Shoshona for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Shoshone Stokes is a mature, compassionate and competent therapist. She is highly knowledgeable about many different kinds of therapies and which ate most likely to fit the person’s particular problems. She is always respectful and considerate,
Written on Oct 08, 2022 after therapy with Shoshona for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She is extremely helpful
Written on Sep 10, 2022 after therapy with Shoshona for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management
She is great, professional, no nonsense. I feel very lucky.
Written on Aug 13, 2022 after therapy with Shoshona for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder