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Shandi Gerkin, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Parenting issues Anger management
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About me

My name is Shandi Gerkin. I am a licensed mental health counselor, LMHC, and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, CRC. I graduated from Thomas University with a Master's of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling and received my Bachelor's of Psychology from St. Mary of the Woods College. I am a wife and a mother and I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I am trained in several treatment modalities, including EMDR, hypnosis, CBT, and mindfulness. I enjoy helping others reach their potential and feel I was born to help others. My therapy style is one where I walk with my clients on a path that they choose, to assist, process, and encourage them on their own journeys. I am excited to be here and I look forward to meeting and working with you.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Parenting issues Anger management

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

IN LMHC 39003530A


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

My Counselor, Shandi Gerkin has helped me though a very difficult relationship .
I felt I couldn't cope with this situation by myself anymore.. My anxiety disorder was kicking in full blast.. I found BetterHelp though a friend and gave it a try. My weekly conversations with Ms. Gerkin have helped me calm down and deal with my situation, with GREAT RESULTS. I reccomend this bright, insightful, Counselor to any one who might be dealing with any kind of personal issues.

Written on Apr 04, 2021 after therapy with Shandi for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue