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Shania Wilkes, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with 10 years of progressive experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I am also experienced as a grief counseling specialist and have had the pleasure of helping people navigate through issues with depression, anxiety, loss, addiction, major life changes, symptom management, relationship conflict and regaining a sense of purpose and personal empowerment. I have a background in education as well, having taught college level courses in general psychology, human growth and development and abnormal psychology.

I use an eclectic approach to therapy, incorporating my own life experiences and a variety of relevant therapeutic principles and techniques in a way that is tailored specifically to the needs of each individual client. Though techniques and interventions may vary by client, they are consistently fueled by a person-centered and humanistic therapeutic orientation, as I believe it is my role to provide a safe a secure space for you to grow through whatever barrier you are facing, while tapping into and further developing your own innate strengths and uniqueness. You are the expert, I’m only here to help.

I like to call my therapeutic approach and personal style “carefrontational,” where I like to confront problematic issues honestly and straightforward with care and compassion. We are not our problem, but how we manage our problems can certainly shape the way we view ourselves. Overall, I’m here to help you find better ways to manage life’s problems and walk away with a renewed sense of peace, self-acceptance and resolve that allows you to fully embrace and appreciate the value behind being you.

We all have a story and while I may not have experienced all of the situations you bring to the table first hand in my own life, I am confident that I have dealt with the range of emotions you may be feeling and have worked hard myself at learning ways to acknowledge, understand, express and validate those feelings. It is my belief that with the right support and a healthy alliance, you can make a change for the better and see the beauty in what life actually has to offer. I look forward to speaking with you soon!

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Body image, Codependency, Communication problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Self-love, Sexuality, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

PA LPC PC013176

Reviews

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

Shania has exceeded my expectations for therapy. I had been debating for years on whether I would start therapy or not. Shania made me feel comfortable right from the beginning. In only a couple sessions so far, she’s been so helpful in listening, helping me reflect and understand the way I’m feeling and what may be causing it, as well as showing me how different perspectives can change the way I respond to situations. She’s also given me tips and coping strategies that I hadn’t thought of before. Overall, I couldn’t be more happy to have been matched with Shania.

Written on May 01, 2024 after therapy with Shania for 2 weeks

Shania is the best therapists I have ever had. She has been helping me with a horrible situation. She's helping me piece my life back together. She's so professional and so kind.

Written on Apr 20, 2024 after therapy with Shania for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I LOVE Shania she understands where I’m coming from unlike any of my therapist in the past! She LISTENS, gives me ADVICE, and really wants to get all my feelings out which I appreciate!

Written on Apr 04, 2024 after therapy with Shania for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Shania provides me with insight & perspective to assist as I work through grief. She asks questions that mt brain cannot even consider but it helps me to think after my session is over. Shania provides me with worksheets & things to do, in my own time, outside of therapy.
She is an awesome therapist!

Written on Apr 02, 2024 after therapy with Shania for 4 months on issues concerning depression, grief, and self esteem

Shania has really been helping me through the most difficult loss of my life. She is professional, understanding, empathetic, and really creates a space where I feel safe to work through my grief.

Written on Mar 21, 2024 after therapy with Shania for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Shania is extremely kind, patient, and thoughtful. She is great at finding the right questions to ask at the right time to help get you out of your own headspace and to look at things from another angle you may not have considered. I would recommend her to anyone who is thinking about getting therapy.

Written on Mar 04, 2024 after therapy with Shania for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd