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Shaleia Whitehead, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Grief Anger management
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About me

Congratulations , Courageous Soul!
You are brave, indeed, to have identified a problematic issue/issues in your life, and then seek assistance to make changes that will move you toward the person you want to be. My name is Shaleia, and it is an honor to be considered as a potential partner on your journey.
I am a Tennessee-based Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Specialist Provider designation (LPC- MHSP) with 7 years’ experience working with trauma, substance abuse, and addiction. Often, co-occurring issues include: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bi-polar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive behaviors, and, of course, relationship challenges.
My experience includes individual and group therapy in residential and outpatient settings of a Community Mental Health Center and a private addiction treatment facility. I would describe my approach to therapy as eclectic, drawing on a variety of modalities to best serve a client’s needs and goals. The modalities that have proven most useful are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-based Therapy, Existential Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Eco Psychology, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Trauma- Focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT). I also have a strong belief in the healing power of Nature.
My therapeutic style is non-judgmental, compassionate, and encouraging heavily engaging in active listening, cognitive redirection, and psycho education. Also, I was born and raised in the south, so I tend to sprinkle in some southern charm into each session.
Finally, I view the therapeutic alliance as a partnership requiring mutual trust, respect, honesty, communication, humor and commitment to do the work. Hopefully, what I have shared here will help you select the best fit for a therapist. Should you select me, I look forward to our journey together.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Grief Anger management

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Control issues, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

TN LPC LPC0000005319


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

Shaleia has been an amazing support these last few months. She listens to me and always gives the absolute best advice. I look forward to our weekly sessions every week!

Written on Apr 24, 2022 after therapy with Shaleia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Shaleia has been nothing short of amazing, in the short time if interacted with her she has been so supportive and understanding of my mental health and situations within my day to day and has been able to help me get out of my head and thinking. About my situation to reframe and help me to be a better more aware version of myself.

Written on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Shaleia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem