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Shanita Burgess, LCMHC

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression
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About me

Hey there my name is Shanita and I'm a licensed clinical mental health counselor with over 5 years of experience in Charlotte, North Carolina. I attended Columbia College (SC) for my B.A. in Psychology and my M.Ed. in Counseling and Development from Winthrop University. I enjoy helping clients journey through the process of change with empathy in a nonjudgmental and relaxed environment. I use aspects of cognitive behavioral theory which focuses on how thoughts affect your feelings and behaviors.Some concerns I assist with include depression, anxiety, and thoughts and feelings related to trauma. I also enjoy assisting people work through LGBT topics, multicultural issues, low motivation, and thoughts of death. Wanting change is really hard and finding a good fit can be even more difficult.You're taking your first steps towards healthier you and I hope you're proud of that. I'm here when you're ready and I hope to talk to you soon.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

NC LCMHC #11960

Reviews

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Shanita has been such a fundamental person in my journey to bettering my mental health. During a time when I felt like I had no one she was the constant support I needed to help crawl out of depression and conquer some of my daily anxieties. She has taught me so much and I have been able to open up about trauma that I never disclosed to anyone, and even some that I did not realize I had hurried deep within myself. I feel comfortable talking to her about everything and I know that she will give me the realest and most helpful response, even if it may be hard to hear. I constantly feel validated and celebrated. She has helped me grow and improve my life on so many levels. I have been to therapy many times in my life but she actually puts in the work to make sure I am feeling heard and valued. I am so appreciative of her and I am forever grateful for all of her hard work with me! She probably feels like she’s just doing her job but she truly has changed my life for the better!

Written on May 16, 2021 after therapy with Shanita for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I have been working with Shanita weekly since June 2020. Before that I bounced around a lot as I always felt like the counselors considered themselves more of a sounding board. Shanita has made it a point to help me identify goals and has been active in finding ways for me to achieve them. She has helped me identify what my trigger points are, and what tactics work/don’t work for me. She is extremely supportive while also has given me tough love when I have needed it most. I am very impressed with my own progress and I would highly recommend her!

Written on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Shanita for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Counseling with Shanita has been great. I looked forward to each session as I get a chance to unpack and be free! She gives great insight.

Written on Jan 18, 2021 after therapy with Shanita for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Shanita is wonderful. She listens to me and understands my situation without any judgment. I appreciate her insight and advice. Overall I felt I gain the support that I needed and very satisfied with her consultation.

Written on Jul 27, 2020 after therapy with Shanita for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

I love working with Shanita. I feel like my concerns are being heard and understood. She gives me "homework" each week so I can focus on small goals to reach the bigger picture. She keeps me motivated and accountable, which is what I need!

Written on Jul 27, 2020 after therapy with Shanita for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She’s amazing <3

Written on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with Shanita for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd