Seandel Aiken

(LMHC, NCC)
Therapist Seandel Aiken Photo

About Me

Hey there! I'm Seandel (Pronounced Shawn-dale). I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. My experience ranges from working in a juvenile detention center, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, and mental health centers. My diverse experience and education have allowed me to gain knowledge of working with children on the autism spectrum and their families, substance abuse, emotional disturbance, low self esteem, assertiveness training, mood instability, and survivors of sexual assault to name a few.

My therapeutic orientation is reality therapy and choice theory that does not dwell on the past but how to live in the here and now and not allow the past to stunt growth or dictate the future. I want to empower my clients, support them and guide them to develop healthy coping skills and self-discovery.

Life tends to show up whether we are ready or not, and I specialize in helping individuals, families, and groups process and deal with those issues. I understand the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship that is genuine and promotes growth. My ideal client will value my supportive yet direct approach as he or she is ready to make changes in their lives and be the best version of themselves.



Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH18074 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by G.R. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Seandel for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties

Seandel is really nice and understanding. And always seems to know what to say to make me feel more confident or proud within myself and has helped me alot.

Written by A.N. on Sep 10, 2021 after counseling with Seandel for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Seandel is an incredible therapist. She is insightful, responsive, and firm but kind. She has created a space for me to heal, a space I didn’t know could exist. I trust her completely with my care and am so glad I met her. She has completely changed my life for the better.

Written by S.A. on Aug 23, 2021 after counseling with Seandel for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Seandel is the best :)

Written by A.S. on Aug 13, 2021 after counseling with Seandel for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Seandel is a godsend. She is professional, understanding, and very patient. During my time with her, she has helped me through so much. I would definitely reccomend Seandel.

Written by I.R. on Jul 27, 2021 after counseling with Seandel for 5 months on issues concerning self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Seandel is amazing. I went in with my walls up and my notions preconceived, and she was a real trooper who worked to get the best out of me. She really helped me deal with some heavy issues and put me on a good path to being able to maintain myself outside of therapy. I've been to a few therapists for various issues over the years and this has been my best experience by far.

Written by K.I. on Jul 14, 2021 after counseling with Seandel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

She I very understanding. I feel like she really cares about my mental health and is always finding ways to help me improve myself. I felt safe at sessions

Written by S.O. on Jul 04, 2021 after counseling with Seandel for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

She’s professional and really helpful

Written by R.A. on Jun 21, 2021 after counseling with Seandel for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Excellent

Written by K.A. on Jun 09, 2021 after counseling with Seandel for 2 months on issues concerning depression

She is the first therapist that I feel like I can trust 100%. I have been with over 10 therapists and never found someone whom I felt was at my same level. I don't feel pressured and that allows me to open up more. She is kind, understanding, and straightforward.

Written by V.. on Jun 01, 2021 after counseling with Seandel for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Seandel is so good! She's honest and supportive in her care, you can trust her. I've got so much out of my sessions with her and have noticed big changes in my life.

Written by D.A. on May 24, 2021 after counseling with Seandel for 9 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Seandel and I have worked together for 8 months now, and she is an absolutely wonderful therapist. Seandel is a fantastic listener and provides very insightful and compassionate feedback and suggestions for you to practically work and implement into your life. There have been countless times she has made me laugh and smile when I was in a horrible place, as she has a great sense of humor and a kind, gentle and uplifting presence. Seandel is very warm and inviting and I feel very safe talking to her about all the difficult and sensitive parts of my life, and I feel comfortable to knowing she will not judge and be very understanding. She has been my only support system all this time and has helped me feel less alone in myself, as I don’t have anyone to talk with. She’s very creative with her suggestions always thinking up ways to improve or eradicate issues and it seems she always has a good solution for every trouble. She has helped me so much and I would really recommend her and her approach to anyone. Thank you Seandel.

Written by K.E. on May 21, 2021 after counseling with Seandel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and bipolar disorder

She really listens to everything I say. She follows up and honestly is getting me into being accountable for my thoughts and actions. More than just a call, she provides me with tools so I'm able to do the work myself.

Written by K.A. on May 12, 2021 after counseling with Seandel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life

Seandel is a blessing in my life. She is understanding, trustworthy, and willing to work with where I am at the moment.

Written by E.L. on May 11, 2021 after counseling with Seandel for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Since starting counselling with the Better Help app and working with Seandel, I’ve seen a massive improvement in my mental health. I truly can’t say enough positive things about Seandel... it’s been years of me trying to get better, with my anxiety and trauma... and trying to find the right counsellor. And I know it takes time to heal and find the right counsellor, but I finally found the right fit and feel like my healing process just went 10x more quickly. Seandel cares, she understands my needs and knows exactly what we should focus on week to week. I’ve never been happier in my life. It’s amazing how I’ve been working with her remotely this whole time and have seen this much of an impact. You’d think virtual counselling wouldn’t be the same, but I really connect with Seandel, even through a screen. & I also think the Better Help app has so many features & resources and that helps too. I really can’t say enough. Seandel is amazing and my life is forever changed for the better. She’s given me all of the tools I needed to feel comfortable to even stop taking my medication for anxiety/depression.

Written by N.A. on May 01, 2021 after counseling with Seandel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Each session is better than the next.

Written by K.I. on Apr 13, 2021 after counseling with Seandel for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

I must say that I was a bit skeptical about online therapy, but what I found with Seandel was beyond any of my expectations. What I realized through this online experience is that it’s not about being with a therapist in person, but finding the right person who makes you feel comfortable and confident in opening up and Seandel is that person for me. She truly makes me feel that she cares about my well being and puts forth a great deal of thought and time into finding me resources to follow up on our sessions. I highly recommend and respect Seandel for her expertise and for her big heart for helping others.

Written by K.I. on Mar 05, 2021 after counseling with Seandel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

After meeting Seandel, I suddenly realised why I’d been struggling with therapy before. Seandel made me feel valued from the first minute we met. I feel like she cares about me and genuinely wants to help, whilst still being super professional and having great boundaries. I feel supported and like I actually have the chance to develop skills to overcome my depression with Seandel’s great assistance.

Written by P.A. on Mar 02, 2021 after counseling with Seandel for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Seandel has been extremely helpful in helping navigate through my most difficult moments. I am so thankful to have this resource. <3

Written by M.I. on Feb 20, 2021 after counseling with Seandel for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Seandel for me is everything I have ever needed in a counsellor, she is always there for me but at the same time challenges me. She takes an interest in my life and always has good suggesting for me

Written by O.L. on Feb 02, 2021 after counseling with Seandel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I think from the beginning Seanel understood me better than I ever did. We’ve been working together for almost 3 months and Seandel has been extremely helpful. I have how to create boundaries, respect myself more and she has helped me through a very dark time.

Written by M.A. on Jan 08, 2021 after counseling with Seandel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Seandel has helped me work through some long standing issues in a short amount of time. When I first started therapy I was close to crisis point and struggling to get through the day. Seandel has helped me develop a range of strategies and once I was out of crisis we were able to look at some of the root causes of my issues. She is kind, understanding but straight talking! Exactly what I needed. Having a therapist who understands my personal background has been incredibly beneficial and I like that I have the option to come back to her even after my sessions end.

Written by S.H. on Jan 07, 2021 after counseling with Seandel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Seandel made me feel very comfortable and has a very direct and honest approach to counselling, very impressed with this platform and how easy it is to get the help I needed. I found the quality of our sessions much better and more affordable than going into a face-to-face appointment.

Written by C.H. on Jan 05, 2021 after counseling with Seandel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Seandel actively listens and responds with thoughtful and thought provoking insights. She uses the the full suite of resources on the platform including; worksheets and weekly thoughts, to get the most out of her clients and she responds in a timely manner.

She is able to be both serious and lighthearted, while being grounded and relatable with all of her advice.

I can’t recommend her enough!

Written by E.L. on Dec 09, 2020 after counseling with Seandel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I have been in contact with Seandel for about two weeks, and I really appreciate her support. My experience has been very helpful as Seandel is friendly, attentive, and professional. She is particularly great, as she does not sugar coat things just so you can hear what you want to hear. Rather, she challenges you to introspect and look at your situation from all angles. This, in my opinion, is the optimal way to provide guidance and help others grow as individuals.

Written by R.A. on Nov 12, 2020 after counseling with Seandel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Seandel helped me fix things that have always been a problem for me from the first day I recommend her for sure.

Written by P.A. on Nov 10, 2020 after counseling with Seandel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

I’ve been talking with Seandel for a few weeks now. I’m 46 and have lived with something that has debilitated my thinking and has wrecked havoc on my life for most of my 46 years. I tried therapy before and could never make the right connection. Seandel has supported me unlike anyone else in the past to finally admit what’s happened to me and to start the healing process. I would have never thought this platform could help and I came to it with hesitation and scepticism. Seandel is a true professional but more important a wonderful human being with an amazing heart and she is genuine in her support. I cannot say enough good things about her professionalism and I highly recommend her. I will continue with my journey to recovery and I feel confident that Seandel is the person to help me get there. Thank you Seandel.

Written by E.L. on Nov 05, 2020 after counseling with Seandel for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Only a few sessions in but it has been so helpful! She gets to the root of the issue and has helped change my outlook. Feeling positive about the rest of the sessions. So pleased we started work together

Written by E.M. on Nov 03, 2020 after counseling with Seandel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Seandel is a friendly, lovely therapist who made me feel comfortable from the first minute. She has great knowledge and experience to help me identify areas I want to work on and improve. Putting her ideas and methods into practice is already starting to change my negative thinking.

Written by K.A. on Nov 03, 2020 after counseling with Seandel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Seandel is warm and caring and just real. She feels so easy to talk to and approachable. She asks incredibly thoughtful questions but also adds notes about her and her life as well. I would highly recommend Seandel as a counselor.

Written by S.C. on Oct 29, 2020 after counseling with Seandel for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

Seandel is by far the best councillor I’ve ever had. I’m getting amazing results and the platform is brilliant too.

Written by J.U. on Oct 13, 2020 after counseling with Seandel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Extremely capable and compassionate. Seandel works to help you understand your issues and make doable coping strategies.

Written by P.R. on Sep 21, 2020 after counseling with Seandel for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Seandel is great to talk to she really listens and understands you without judgement and is supportive. I’m so glad I have someone I can communicate with when I’m going through a horrible time.

Written by J.E. on Sep 01, 2020 after counseling with Seandel for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

So far, Seandel has provided some good ideas for me to work on and worksheets to guide me. I’m enjoying the experience.

Written by S.A. on Aug 20, 2020 after counseling with Seandel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I love that Seandel is open to whatever sort of communication I prefer.
Free time is rare for me and therepy is very new to me but it is not hindering the support and care offered by Seandel. Nor is it hindering my progress so far.
I look forward to continuing my journey with her guidence.

Written by B.A. on Jun 27, 2020 after counseling with Seandel for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Throughout my life, I have worked with many therapists, counselors, and coaches. Seandel gets me. She understood very quickly where I am at and what seems to be the patterns of behaviors I am experiencing. She is very direct which works well for me. Also, she is very supportive, responsive and continuously acknowledging the work I am doing. Same time, she is highly aware and points out whenever I fall back. I would recommend her to anyone and I wish I found her years ago.

Written by T.A. on Jun 22, 2020 after counseling with Seandel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, and coping with life changes

Seandel is very responsive, and has been able to pinpoint exactly what I need out of counseling on Betterhelp. She is extremely helpful and empathetic, which is exactly what you need when it comes to navigating life changes and grief.

Written by E.R. on Jun 19, 2020 after counseling with Seandel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and adhd

In the time I have spending with Seandel, I could say she shows interest to help her patient and this a good quality since I know someone cares about me and look ways to support my feelings and help me to go out of this.