Dr. Shana Helmholdt

(PsyD)

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching
Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #4133 (Expires: 2021-05-01)

Psychologist #71005503 (Expires: 2020-09-01)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Aug 05, 2020 after counseling with Shana for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Dr. Helmholdt has been very helpful and I actually recommended her/Betterhelp to a friend recently. Thank you!

Written by L.A. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Shana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Dr. Helmholdt has been amazing, she’s very good at listening to what I have to say and what my primary concerns are. She responds very quickly with good advice and ways to deal with anxiety, jealousy and depression. I have loved working with her.

Written by E.V. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Shana for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, and trauma and abuse

I wouldn’t have been able to get here —in this awakening stage with myself without her.
She’s really really really really really good.

Written by A.N. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Shana for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

She is understanding and patient. When we talk she lets me spill my guts witchy interruption. She has great insight.

Written by S.H. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Shana for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

I have only used this program a short time , but i am really enjoying every aspect of it.

Written by B.R. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Shana for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

Incredible experience with Dr. Helmholdt the most understanding, patient, and encouraging therapist I have ever had in my years of therapy.

Written by C.H. on Jun 08, 2020 after counseling with Shana for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Before starting my sessions with Dr. Helmholdt I was really in pretty rough shape. I had zero energy. I was mentally and physically very sick. I was extremely depressed, and was suffering from intense anxiety. My schizoaffective disorder was the worst it has been in many years. I wasn't really working anymore. I honestly wasn't taking care of myself anymore. I had no confidence, and I had zero motivation. I really feel like she brought me back to the light. I felt like I was in darkness for so long. I just want her to know how extremely grateful I am for her putting me back on the right path! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Written by S.T. on Jun 06, 2020 after counseling with Shana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love Dr. Helmholdt. She seems very learned in her field and she easily articulates what I need to know. She even checks in when I havent done it for awhile.

Written by I.M. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with Shana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

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.

Written by J.A. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Shana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

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.

Written by R.A. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Shana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder

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.

Written by M.A. on May 02, 2020 after counseling with Shana for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

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.

Written by T.O. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Shana for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by M.I. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Shana for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and lgbt

Shana has helped me just by being an on-call resource during these troubling times.

Written by C.H. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Shana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

So far working with Dr. Helmholt has been great she has given me some really good tools to use to manage my symptoms.

Written by D.E. on Apr 26, 2020 after counseling with Shana for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by X.E. on Apr 24, 2020 after counseling with Shana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

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!

Written by M.A. on Apr 22, 2020 after counseling with Shana for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

She has been extremely helpful and gives interactive useful activities in my recovery

Written by P.A. on Mar 20, 2020 after counseling with Shana for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

She is informative and flexible in her advice which is very helpful.

Written by P.O. on Feb 15, 2020 after counseling with Shana for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

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!

Written by K.R. on Jan 31, 2020 after counseling with Shana for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by L.A. on Dec 28, 2019 after counseling with Shana for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and anger management

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.

Written by A.D. on Nov 21, 2019 after counseling with Shana for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by T.. on Nov 20, 2019 after counseling with Shana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

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.

Written by B.R. on Nov 20, 2019 after counseling with Shana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by B.E. on Nov 19, 2019 after counseling with Shana for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

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.

Written by L.I. on Nov 13, 2019 after counseling with Shana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

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.

Written by P.A. on Nov 11, 2019 after counseling with Shana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by J.A. on Nov 07, 2019 after counseling with Shana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

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.

Written by L.A. on Oct 31, 2019 after counseling with Shana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by A.M. on Oct 25, 2019 after counseling with Shana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

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.