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Crista Shaw, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Anger management Depression
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About me

I am licensed in Maine with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Professional experience

13yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Co-morbidity, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexuality, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Therapy

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Crista 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.

Compassionate, attentive, knowledgeable

Written on Jan 21, 2023 after therapy with Crista for 3 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

Ms. Shaw is a GOD SEND!!! She is awesome and she has a personality. Ms. Shaw is not desensitized.

Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Crista for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, and career difficulties

My experience with Crista Shaw has been very positive. She is intelligent, approachable, trustworthy, and nonjudgmental, and encouraging. She allows me to speak freely about my problems and allowed me a longer session to support me when I was feeling vulnerable. She is a safe space for LGBTQIA+ and has been respectful of my pronouns.

Written on Nov 05, 2022 after therapy with Crista for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is funny, understanding and has a unique approach to therapy

Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Crista for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue