As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have over 14 years of experience working with forensic services, adolescents, adults, and the LGBTQ community providing individual mental health therapy or through social services. . My experience has given me the opportunity to work with clients dealing with a broad range of issues to include, stress management, anxiety, depression and family problems just to name a few. I feel that all situations are unique and will do my best to provide you with the guidance and feedback that is best suited for you.
My counseling style is easygoing and interactive. My philosophy is that everyone should be treated with empathy and respect. I don’t believe in judging and or using stigmatizing labels on others. My approach to therapy is a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic and a humanistic approach. I tend to be very welcoming in my therapeutic approach however, will meet the client where they are in dialog.
I believe that therapy is based upon the resilience of the individual and use a client centered approach with my clients including adolescents, adults, and families. My goal is to help foster the individual’s strengths by creating a trusting environment where they can feel safe and make purposeful changes in their lives by utilizing a mindfulness approach.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Communication Problems, Paranoia, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MD LCSW-C 14459
DC LICSW LC50079857
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Shay has been a god send at this time in my life. She helps me process what I'm going through, listens and helps me not to feel silly for my worries or concerns. She has helped me greatly in a really challenging time in my life and I am so grateful for her.
Written on Dec 01, 2022 after therapy with Shamar for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Written on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Shamar for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Shamar is so down to earth and easy to talk to! She makes me feel completely comfortable sharing everything I’m feeling and her advice is always amazing. She asks the right questions to help me work through whatever I’m struggling with.
Written on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Shamar for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Shay is excellent. She is so easy to talk to and provides tangible realistic tools!
Written on Apr 11, 2021 after therapy with Shamar for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue