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Amelia (Markert) Shaw, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

I am licensed in Virginia with extensive experience in providing therapy to help people maneuver through life challenges, such as difficult decisions, tension from work or relationship stress, sudden major life changes, issues related to mental health treatment and so on.... I find connecting with each person just where they are at the time allows the process to unfold. New perspectives will reveal opportunities to grow and manage the ups and downs encountered in everyday living. If you are reading this, perhaps you have thought about counseling before, or maybe put it off, wondering if therapy could help when going through a hard time. There is the stigma related to therapy and labels like "crazy" if our mental wellness is not in shape. This is an opportunity to get to know yourself on a new level, to explore things yet considered, acknowledge feelings that have been avoided, and in the process gain a new understanding and perspective about ourselves and paths in life. While time is hard to come by and there can be limitations due to technology, there are no limits to seeking solutions. This may result in learning new ways to manage stress, understand yourself better, recognize how your thinking affects your reactions and emotions. I am very approachable, understanding, and eager to connect with you to work out a plan that will lead to specific intent for change, growth and success. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage, so congrats already! I am here to support you along the way wherever you are on this journey...

Professional experience

12yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

VA LCSW 0904009707


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amelia (Markert) Shaw. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Amelia is very professional and understanding. She is amazing.

Written on Mar 13, 2024 after therapy with Amelia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have really enjoyed working with Amelia. In just two sessions I was able to make a huge shift in thinking and feeling just through introduction to how neural pathways form, creating negative patterns that take you to sad, unhealthy places.
Reframing how I get to a place of forgiveness is helping, by putting me first in the equation. Its not about forgiving the other person who caused pain, forgiveness is a work in progress and about shedding old wounds so " I " live a happier life.
Anyway...She has given me fresh, new perspective that I am actively working on daily through journaling.

Written on Feb 22, 2024 after therapy with Amelia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and anger management


Written on Feb 07, 2024 after therapy with Amelia for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Amelia understand my issues and is working with me to overcome them. She is very understanding and encourages me every day.

Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Amelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is absolutely wonderful!! I've always been scared of therapy and was worried this wasn't going to work like everything else but miss Amelia has the been the kindest, sweetest therapist I could have ever asked for ! She's incredibly patient and has really helped me alot! 100/10 reccomend :)

Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Amelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I've only had a couple sessions with Amelia, but we immediately hit it off. Such a great match, and I've gotten many good things out of our sessions. Looking forward to a wonderful relationship!

Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Amelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd