Semah Shammas

LCSW

About Me

I'm a licensed clinical social worker and a graduate of Chicago’s Room to Breathe psychologically sensitive yoga teacher training. With 5 years of clinical experience working with people of all ages, I love building relationships with clients, and working alongside them to explore their inner world and to incorporate new strategies to live a more fulfilling life.

I use a trauma-informed approach, which means I aim to create a therapeutic relationship grounded in safety and sovereignty, so that you can start to explore, acknowledge, and express your thoughts and feelings when you're ready to do so. With my clients, I use tools such as a mindfulness, nervous system regulation (such as breath work and gentle movement), and thoughtful dialogue. I believe there is profound healing and empowerment in the connection between the mind and body, as well as in gaining awareness to how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interrelated. From there, we can live a meaningful life guided by personal values while handling the pain that goes along with being human in our world.

My priority is offering clients a supportive, empathetic environment in order to facilitate growth and insight. I recognize that it takes courage to reach out for support, and I feel deeply honored by the opportunity to work with others in becoming their most authentic, whole selves.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IL LCSW 149.019199

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