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.
3yrs in practice
Additional areas of focus: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, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
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Don has been really helpful and has opened my mind to alot of new ideas. I reccomend don to anyone seeking help.
Written on Mar 21, 2023 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Mr Shawler is an expert at active listening and emotional reflection.
Written on Mar 19, 2023 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management
Very happy after 2 sessions.
Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Donald for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management
Don is very easy to talk to. Has a lot of experience and this shows in his way of directing your thoughts to issues buried deeper than you thought.
He has a very natural way of getting me to say what ever is on my mind and just helping me keep the "flow" going. Would recommend him for anyone starting therapy.
Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Donald for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, lgbt, and coaching
.I’ve only had two sessions with Don, but he is very kind and understanding and not judgemental
Written on Sep 11, 2022 after therapy with Donald for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
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 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
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 on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem
Thanks Donald - I felt listened-to and respected throughout my experience.
Written on Jan 26, 2022 after therapy with Donald for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
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 on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management
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 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
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 on Dec 16, 2021 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
Don is great at listening and also supporting me in a way that I feel the benefit right away. Thank you Don!
Written on Nov 14, 2021 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder
Donald is very understanding and supportive, our sessions have helped me a lot over the past few months.
Written 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
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 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
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 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
I like that he doesn’t judge but understands and supports what I’m going through and knows that my feelings are real.
Written on Jun 19, 2021 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
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 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
Dr. Shawnee is very caring, a good listener and very respectful!
Written 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
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,
Written 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
Donald Shawler is great. He is very attentive and listens and provides great guidance.
Written 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
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 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
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 on Aug 03, 2020 after therapy with Donald for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
I only spent a few sessions with Don, and he was patient, empathetic and helpful.
Written on Dec 17, 2019 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
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!
Written 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
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