Shamari Grayson

LICSW

About Me

Hello! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of experience in the field of social work. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Southern Mississippi where I gained experience working with at risk youth and young adults with intellectual disabilities while pursuing a 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 six years providing mental and behavioral health counseling to individuals of all ages. My focus areas include working with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, and major life changes. I am passionate about being a support for those who simply need someone to listen, to acknowledge their feelings, and to be present for them emotionally. My counseling style is client-centered and determined by the individual needs of the client. My treatment approach meets the client where they are, promotes being solution focused, and addresses distorted thinking patterns impacting well-being all while providing ongoing support and encouragement. I find no greater joy than helping be a light to those in moments of darkness. You are not alone and it would be my great pleasure to work with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Forgiveness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

AL LICSW 3846C


Reviews

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

Written on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Shamari for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Shamari is a wonderful therapist! I’m so thankful for her patience and empathy as we explored what I was experiencing. Shamari has helped me to identify my unhelpful thoughts and replace them with helpful ones. And she has given me the space I needed to express myself. I will continue to be encouraged by our sessions, especially her words to be my authentic self with the people who are important to me. Thank you!

Written on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Shamari for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Great counselor! Very helpful and very understanding! Glad to have her as my counselor!

Written on Jul 15, 2021 after therapy with Shamari for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Love Shamari! She gets me and is the reason I recommend betterhelp to friends. Talking to her and her observations make clarity out of situations that are really painful and tough to talk about, but she helps me plan for. She rocks!

Written on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Shamari for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

She’s kind, thoughtful and helps me work through ANY issues that I’m having. Very appreciative of her.

Written on May 13, 2021 after therapy with Shamari for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

Shamari has come into my life at the perfect time. I type a lot and she reads every thing that I send her and provides guidance and encouragement.

Written on May 11, 2021 after therapy with Shamari for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts

Shamari listens and responds with timely insights.

Written on Mar 01, 2021 after therapy with Shamari for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I already have recommended this app to friends. I was scared of what could be I couldn’t see how badly I needed a change!

Written on Aug 03, 2020 after therapy with Shamari for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

I’ve tried therapy in all varieties (in-person, video, and online) and was largely disappointed with my results. That all changed when I started working with Shamari. I’ve finally found a therapist who is helpful, kind, and mindful of my needs. I finally feel like I’m making progress!

Written on Jul 31, 2020 after therapy with Shamari for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and bipolar disorder

Shamari has been amazing to work with! She’s upbeat and encouraging and patiently listens every time.

Written on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Shamari for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Mrs Grayson is truly the best she's compassionate. She offered practical advice and she's also a fun and funny person

Written on Jun 08, 2020 after therapy with Shamari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Shamari is very genuine and understanding. From the first day I felt comfortable with her expertise and have seen major improvement in my overall attitude and outlook on life! I would recommend her to anyone!

Written on May 09, 2020 after therapy with Shamari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

She’s amazing. She’s so easy to talk to and she’s helped my confidence so much. She gives me a comfortable and open outlet for all of my anxieties and helps me battle them with confidence and ease. I can’t speak highly enough of her.

Written on Apr 06, 2020 after therapy with Shamari for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Shamari is amazing. I am not sure what I would have done without her for the last few months. I have a lot going on in my life at the moment and it brought up some past traumas I was not dealing with. She has not only helped me walk through this time of uncertainty and doubt but helped me realize where my issues lie and how to address them in a healthier manner.

Written on Apr 01, 2020 after therapy with Shamari for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Listens and super professional! Offers great support.

Written on Jan 22, 2020 after therapy with Shamari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

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.

Work with me!