Donald Shawler

LCPC
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About Me

Donald (Don) Shawler ia a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who uses an integrative approach to working with adults dealing with depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. This integrative approach involves a person centered technique to help clients identify and address issues in an accepting, non-judgmental and safe environment. Using Cognitive based techniques, clients are taught to re-frame thoughts that hold them back and impact emotional and mental well being. Mr. Shawler also helps clients address anger issues by teaching anger management skills. With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Shawler has been successful working with many individuals dealing with a wide range of issues.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180005917 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

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

Written by M.I. on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Donald for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Don has been through many of the same issues that I've been through over the past 38 years as caregiver to my disabled wife, who recently passed away, just one month short of our 38th wedding anniversary. So he understands the trials and stressors involved in long-term caregiving better than most. He has a very calming presence and a warm, comforting, demeanor. You can't teach that.

I only wish BetterHelp.com supported his efforts with a much better website infrastructure to support stable video, (or even audio), sessions.

Written by R.O. on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

Donald Shawler has been a blessing. He clearly has a great amount of experience that helps him help others, and he has helped me through some difficult times.

Written by C.J. on Jan 26, 2022 after therapy with Donald for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Thanks Donald - I felt listened-to and respected throughout my experience.

Written by B.E. on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

He is very kind and listens to what I have to say. He is great at making me think differently and I am very grateful for him.

Written by B.R. on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coaching

Donald Shawler has been able to shape and steer my focus to a much more beneficial manor in our first 2 phone calls. I was never skeptical to this professionalism, however now I feel it for myself and it's real. Breathing, minding yourself fully enough to remember you're ok as you embrace your existing experience, accepting highs and lows. Recovery comes of all scales, I'm grateful for the size of mine as I continue with Donald. He was the first person I ever talked to, and now will be the person I talk too. My progress and I thank you Donald Shawler, for having an interest in the wellness of others. Talk to you soon.

Written by D.A. on Dec 16, 2021 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

I have had anxiety attacks due life circumstances, Donald has been a ray of light that shows me the way and helps me clear and calm my mind, Thank you Donald! you are absolutely a blessing to me.

Written by A.N. on Nov 14, 2021 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Don is great at listening and also supporting me in a way that I feel the benefit right away. Thank you Don!

Written by E.V. on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Donald for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Donald is very understanding and supportive, our sessions have helped me a lot over the past few months.

Written by M.E. on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and compassion fatigue

When I joined better help I had no idea what to expect. I found the app online and a few days later decided to join. I had been talking to a close friend and she also sent me a link saying that she listens to podcasts and more information through the app. I knew then that I had made a good choice by joining.
Donald shawler has a very calming demeanor and always makes me feel heard. Lately I've been dealing with a lot of anxiety and am in need of coping mechanisms to help with that. Donald has been my therapist now for almost 5 weeks and I do feel better and I look forward to our sessions. Just a big thank you Donald for what you do.

Written by N.I. on Jul 16, 2021 after therapy with Donald for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Don has helped me tremendously throughout my time on BH. His lessons on mindfulness are superb. He has helped me become a person in the world with his unrelenting positivity and client centred focus. And most of all he is really nice, kind soul. Thank you, Don

Written by M.A. on Jun 19, 2021 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I like that he doesn’t judge but understands and supports what I’m going through and knows that my feelings are real.

Written by K.A. on Dec 12, 2020 after therapy with Donald for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Don is an incredible therapist. He understands me on a very deep level and does a good job of allowing me to see the right from the wrong. Extremely intelligent and funny too. He's an all around package!

Written by V.I. on Sep 28, 2020 after therapy with Donald for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Dr. Shawnee is very caring, a good listener and very respectful!

Written by C.H. on Sep 16, 2020 after therapy with Donald for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dear Donald

I hope your surgery went well and you're recovering fast.

Just to let you know that I decided to focus on my issues with eyes - it is diminishing lately - and my weight. As this is enough for you to made a good judgment with your expertise, that I'd need more time to work then 30 min weekly and what we had before.

As from the general conditions of BetterHelp I understood - I can't freeze my subscription to have a break in the meanwhile. Like this I have to cancel BetterHelp and to sign up again, when my work with eyesight and weight is over.

I hope this makes sense to you too.

I thank you most warmly for your always professional and state of the art support and genuine desire to help and lift me up.

Words are not enough.

Again thank you, the dearest Donald.

And I hope to be back some time later.

Best wishes and again, wishing you a speedy recovery,
Alexandra

Written by M.A. on Aug 21, 2020 after therapy with Donald for 7 months on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Donald Shawler is great. He is very attentive and listens and provides great guidance.

Written by A.N. on Aug 15, 2020 after therapy with Donald for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

I have been having sessions with Donald for a couple of months now and I can see an improvement in my overall demeanor. I find that I am getting exactly what I’m looking for with this service and Donald’s help has been a huge reason why.

Written by O.S. on Aug 03, 2020 after therapy with Donald for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Don was exactly what I needed - we are such diff people but he made me feel heard and supported, shared great approaches and made immediate impact. Highly recommend to anyone.

Written by B.I. on Dec 17, 2019 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I only spent a few sessions with Don, and he was patient, empathetic and helpful.

Written by L.A. on Nov 04, 2019 after therapy with Donald for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Donald Shawler is very good at being that outside perspective that may shine some light on a hard situation. He seems to be a very caring and a lovely man. He helped me through a hard breakup, and helped me see things from a different view which was very hard to do on my own. Thanks for everything Donald!