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Shane Lanzo, LICSW, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Grief Depression ADHD
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About me

I am a clinically licensed social worker in the District of Columbia (LICSW) and in Virginia (LCSW) with 21 years of professional social work experience. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and my graduate degree from New York University. I have experience with helping clients with: depression and anxiety; relationship issues; coping with grief and loss; supporting new parents; providers experiencing compassion fatigue and professional burnout; receiving new medical or mental health diagnoses; life and health changes and transitions; and issues with motivation, self esteem, and confidence.

I also have experience with and find it particularly rewarding to work with young adults/college age adults, new parents, those in the helping/healing professions themselves, and those facing stressful medical and/ or mental health diagnoses.

I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our sessions to meet the unique and specific objectives and goals that you identify for yourself. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling life takes a lot of courage. It is a privilege to get to know you and to walk this walk with you.

Professional experience

22yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

DC LICSW LC50080534

VA LCSW 0904009107


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

Shane Lanzo is the first therapist whom I don't outthink or know what she will say---and that is a great thing---usually I say what is happening in my life and the therapist will say something or suggest something that is not on the mark or truly understand where I am coming from and I usually guess what they will say before they say it based on their listening style. Shane is the exception to my past experiences with therapists---her intelligence is amazing and her mind is quick and her heart compassionate. Her style is grounded, authentic, practical , understanding and her listening is impeccable. I highly recommend Shane to anyone looking for an intelligent, compassionate, grounded, authentic therapist and human being:) I lucked out completely and or "Better Help" 's matching program was/is spot on in matching me to a great therapist.

Written on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with Shane for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Thanks to your radio ad I have finally found some help.

Written on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Shane for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd

She is kind and empathetic. She tries to understand the situation and listens patiently.

Written on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Shane for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

So far (only 3 sessions), its been very productive and beneficial as to my expectations…..

Written on Jun 12, 2022 after therapy with Shane for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Shane has helped me to identify realistic strategies in how to address my anxiety. She is a wonderful listener and affirms my feelings and reactions to life situations as valid. I highly recommend her!

Written on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Shane for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

Very attentive and intelligent
Listens to the entire story

Written on Jun 07, 2022 after therapy with Shane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes