Shanae Bezusko


About me

I am a LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker) in Washington state. My career has been dedicated to those with chronic, life-limiting illnesses and with this population I have had the privilege of working with individuals from many backgrounds and identities. My designation as a social worker affords me the expertise to provide not only mental health counseling but real resources for real-life issues that can often get in the way of emotional healing.

As a Black American female, I am painfully aware of the shortage of mental health professionals in the BIPOC community. I am here on BetterHelp to expand my services to better meet this need. I am EMDR trained and am in the process of becoming certified in EMDR therapy. My specialty is working with those who have experienced trauma and since that is 70% of Americans, I seek everyday to bear witness to another's pain and promote healing. In addition to EMDR, I utilize attachment, CBT and narrative therapies in my practice. We will work together to determine the approach that is best for your healing.

Often the hardest step is the first one. Congratulations on doing the hard thing and taking care of yourself! I look forward to working with you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


WA LICSW LW 60788498


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Shanae Bezusko. 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 Jul 02, 2022 after therapy with Shanae for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Shanae is amazing, I look forward to our sessions. She has been a great help.

Written on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with Shanae for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Shanae has been a really great help to me in therapy. I feel seen and heard during our sessions. I feel like she genuinely cares. Definitely the best therapist I’ve had thus far!

Written on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Shanae for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Shanae is a really good listener and she always has the best advice and answers for everything discussed!

Written on Mar 20, 2022 after therapy with Shanae for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Shanae listens to understand and asks important questions. She is just wonderful

Work with me!