Hello! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with six years of experience in the field. I attended undergraduate at the University of Southern Mississippi where I gained experience working with at risk youth while pursuing my degree in social work. I received my graduate degree in social work from the University of Alabama with a focus in children, adolescents, and their families. I have spent the past three years providing mental health counseling to individuals of all ages. My focus areas include working with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, anger issues, and major life changes. I am passionate about being a support for those who simply need someone to listen to them, to acknowledge their feelings, and to be present for them emotionally. My counseling style is client-centered and always determined by the individual needs of the client. My treatment approach incorporates evidence based techniques to meet the client where they are, to promote being solution focused, and to address distorted thinking patterns all while providing ongoing support and encouragement. I find no greater joy than helping be a light to those in darkness. You are not alone and it would be my great pleasure to work with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Bipolar disorder
LICSW #3846C (Expires: 2021-12-31)
Listens and super professional! Offers great support.
I've really enjoyed my counseling experience with Shamari. She's great at asking questions and providing insights about what's going on in my life. It really helps to know I can talk to her, and she responds to my messages promptly.
Shamari has been very thorough, which I appreciate. She's made me feel heard, she's good at filtering through my rants to pick out the important parts that I need to work on. She's helped me look at my problems through a different lense and get a fresh take. It hasn't been long but I'm thankful for what she's already done to help me.