Dr. Helmholdt is a licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in individual and couples therapy. She has extensive training and experience in numerous modes of therapy. Her specialties include the treatment of: depression, anxiety, relationship issues, post-trauma reactions, body image issues and addictions.
Her approach to therapy is based on an eclectic model, combining cognitive-behavioral strategies along with an interpersonal approach to enhancing existing skills and building new tools for better living. Her philosophy for therapy stems from her belief that each person has the answers for healing and growth within them and that her role is to guide her clients in uncovering the path to greater personal freedom and wellness.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching
Psychologist #4133 (Expires: 2021-05-01)
Psychologist #71005503 (Expires: 2020-09-01)
I have only been working with Dr. Helmholdt (PsyD) for about 2 weeks but I am completely blown away by how well she understands me, in such little time. I often don't share my challenges with my friends or family, because they just don't understand them. They think a solution is simple and if I want to change, I should be able to. Dr. Helmholdt understands that it's not always that easy, understands what I need, asks me pointed questions to help her, and myself, understand me, and provides me the exact sort of guidance I need to navigate through, and better understand, the complicated challenges of the mind. I am beyond impressed, and incredibly grateful, for the opportunity to work with Dr. Helmholdt. I HIGHLY recommend working with her.
Dr. Helmholdt is amazing! She listens and offers effective strategies to deal with anxiety/depression. I feel very comfortable talking to her and I know she cares.
I’ve immensely enjoyed my time with Dr. Helmholdt. She is knowledgeable, approachable, and patient. I’m still early in my patient relationship with her, but I am receiving better care than I received from my previous therapist (not through BetterHelp). I’m looking forward to learning more from her.
Dr. Helmholdt is absolutely amazing! She listens to and validates my thoughts, helps me work through issues, and shows me the deeper meaning in the things I do. There is progress in every message we send and I have connected a lot of dots in my short time with her! I am excited to see how much more I can grow.
Betterhelp has been great. It is hard to afford conventional therapy and this is more affordable. I also like that there are different ways to speak with the counselor and better help has so much to offer. I definitely recommend!
Shana has helped me just by being an on-call resource during these troubling times.
So far working with Dr. Helmholt has been great she has given me some really good tools to use to manage my symptoms.
Dr. Helmholdt never makes me feel bad for anything. She's supportive of my goals and has a kind, caring demeanor that makes me comfortable talking to her about anything. When she has to tell me something I don't want to hear, she does it gently, and I appreciate that. She's encouraging, but never pressures me to do things I'm uncomfortable with.
Dr. Shana Helmholdt is amazing. She is understanding and listens to my concerns and talks me through my panic attacks. I am so lucky to come across her. Thank you!
She has been extremely helpful and gives interactive useful activities in my recovery
She is informative and flexible in her advice which is very helpful.
This is my first entry into counseling and I couldn't be more impressed. I appreciate being able to take the time to explore my thoughts and feelings in writing and the genuine responses I receive. I couldn't ask for a better experience and, although it's early days, an already seeing some differences in my thoughts and perspectives. Dr. Helholdt is amazing!
Dr Shana was great and always gave me multiple things to try for different issues I was having. I appreciated when something wasn’t working, her willingness to try something different.
Dr Helmholdt is thoughtful and clear in her responses and in the direction of therapy. She is supportive and asks insightful questions to gain better meaning of my issues and growth possibilities.
Dr. Helmholdt, has been extremely patient with me and very supportive. It’s my first time seeking any kind of assistance so I’m not sure how committed I am to this but she checks in on me even when I’m not consistent.
Best therapist I've had in my 4 or 5 times of seeking a counsellor to get through the rough spots. Dr. Helmholdt gets you very quickly and gets right down to helping you through it.
It’s only been a couple of weeks but she offers many tools and always acknowledges my concerns and is thorough at shedding light on things I may not be aware of.
Dr. Shana is so encouraging and positive towards me. She explains why I’m feeling the way I’m feeling in words I understand. She has helped me through a traumatic experience more than she could ever know. I’m so grateful for her.
Dr Helmholdt has been a good sounding board for me as I work through different things. She is easy to communicate with and supportive of my process. I like that I can write my thoughts, feelings and questions to her any time of day, it's almost like journaling, and soon she will respond with support and advice.
I feel like Dr. Helmholdt reads, processes, understands and addresses all of my concerns. She is working to help me be nice to myself, which is a task in itself. But the most important, I feel she genuinely takes the time to understand my goals and touches on everything I send her.
Dr. Shana (Dr. Helmholdt) is amazing. I'm someone who has a lot on my mind and I've never talked to anyone about... really anything before and it definitely shows. I have a busy schedule so I prefer to use the chat and I write some very long messages. Dr. Shana reads everything and I know she is "listening" intently. She validates my feelings yet tries to get me to think forward. I trust her and feel like I can speak freely here. This is the most I've ever shared with anyone. I would highly recommend BetterHelp and especially Dr. Shana.
Working with Dr. Helmholdt has been very helpful for me. With my busy schedule, she gets back to me in a timely manner and is able to be reached when needed.
Dr. Helmholdt listens and offers tools that are easy to understand, but makes me work on myself. I feel heard and that I am working towards making progress with my therapy goals.