Shanna Kraai


About Me

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters in Social Work from the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver with a clinical specialization in families and trauma. I have received training from the BECK Institute of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy regarding anxiety and depression, as well as the MIND Institute on Mindfulness-based treatment. I have over 12 years of experience as a clinical social worker, with experience in the areas of research, child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health, and domestic and international school systems. I have counseled individually and in groups regarding life challenges such as grief and loss, transitions, anxiety, depression, divorce, parenting, emotional regulation, social and interpersonal relationships, family crisis, abuse/neglect, and spiritual issues.

I specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy, exposure response prevention, and mindfulness based stress reduction. I am passionate about emotional well-being and aspire to create a climate of empathy, creativity, and understanding in sessions. I value each client’s individuality and take a skill-based approach where your strengths will be identified and highlighted. I believe in joy, peace, and the ability to change.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Coping with life changes
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LSW #512 (Expires: 2021-08-31)

LCSW #7305 (Expires: 2022-10-31)