Shashana Carter

LCSW-C

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist. Licensed in the state of Maryland with overall 10 years of services, training and experience working in Professional settings such as the Department of Social Services, Department of Probation Adult and Juvenile services and Opioid maintenance centers. Within the last 4 years I have worked providing individual therapy and empowering client's to overcome obstacles to achieve realistic goals and to find solutions to problematic issues getting in the way of living a healthier life.
My counseling style is being a great listener, warm , compassionate, respectful, providing honest supportive communication and feedback.
I will say is this; healing can happen through deliberate and intentional work that we will do together, and by making the first steps in allowing me to work with you I will always offer a safe space to be heard, a new way to communicate and explore your truth and to move forward in a positive direction.

Specialties
- Depression
- Anxiety/stress
- Grief
- Bipolar
- Trauma
- PTSD

Also experienced in
Addictions, weight loss issues, coping with life changes, couples counseling, family issues

Clinical approaches
-Psychodynamic
- Cognitive Behavioral
- Mindfulness
- Task centered
- Problem solving

Years of experience
10



Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...
Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MD LCSW-C 19359


Reviews

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

Written by M.I. on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Shashana for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, adhd, and compassion fatigue

Shashana is a great therapist and she’s helping me a lot with the basic building blocks of being a functioning person

Written by K.I. on Sep 11, 2022 after therapy with Shashana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

My therapist has been highly communicative and takes the time to reach out to me, I truly value that!

Written by R.A. on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Shashana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Only met with her once so not sure yet.

Written by B.R. on Aug 21, 2022 after therapy with Shashana for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I love how she prompts you to self-reflect and guide you to recognize and work towards solutions and decisions to make.

Written by M.E. on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with Shashana for 7 months on issues concerning lgbt, and relationship issues

I love how Shashana relates to me and my struggle so easily. Like other reviewers noted, it's like talking with a long-time friend. She's so supportive and "real" when we are setting goals for moving forward. She feels like a long-time trusted friend and what more could one ask for in a therapist! She's always there to listen and give constructive feedback!

Written by L.Y. on Jul 29, 2022 after therapy with Shashana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Shashana Carter is amazing! I felt like I was talking to an old friend of mine. She understands holds my hand thru it all.

Written by R.O. on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Shashana for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s genuinely honest and gives great advice. Always reaches out and provides the tools that I need to help better “cope”. I love her!

Written by S.C. on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with Shashana for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Sashana is great. I wish your app and system process was a bit more user friendly.

Written by E.R. on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Shashana for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, and anger management

Just started with Shashana and she has been so nice, a great listener, and gives good advice. I can’t wait to continue with her to see how much I can learn an develope from the skills we discuss. Glad I was matched with someone like her!

Written by D... on May 21, 2022 after therapy with Shashana for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem

We have fun and do the work that’s needed. What more could I ask for?

Written by L.I. on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Shashana for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and compassion fatigue

Shashana Carter is amazing. She is professional, she has immediate compassion, she listens and validates where I am. She engages with me and offers support that is tailored exactly to my needs. From the first meeting she helps you feel hopeful and that you will be alright.

Written by J.A. on Apr 02, 2022 after therapy with Shashana for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

She’s a grate person and listener and true to her words

Written by S.H. on Apr 02, 2022 after therapy with Shashana for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Great

Written by M.E. on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Shashana for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She listens with her full attention.

Written by A.H. on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Shashana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is very professional and knowledgeable in her field of expertise!

Written by T.R. on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Shashana for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Shoshanna is great at what she does. She is a great listener and she gives me feedback that's real and not just to agree. She is awesome and if I could give something more than a review I would. Thank you for being patient with me.

Written by L.U. on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Shashana for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Shashana always listens and offers great advice. She is a very good therapist.

Written by S.H. on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Shashana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She listens without judgement.

Written by K.A. on Feb 17, 2022 after therapy with Shashana for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

I truly enjoyed talking with Shashana. She was warm and welcoming and made me feel very comfortable. I liked her understanding, supportive nature. I also like the suggestions she made which I found very helpful.

Written by R.Y. on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Shashana for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Shashana has been helpful and responsive. It has been helpful to have someone to talk with and identify strategies to assist with my relationship issues.

Written by E.A. on Jan 30, 2022 after therapy with Shashana for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

What I can say about shashana as my therapist is that she's a type of person who remains open to others. What I mean by that is that when I told her about the particular lifestyle and way at I choose to live. She was very straightforward in telling me that she does not follow that same lifestyle. However she has shown me how much she's willing to remain open and positive while supportive in to giving me advice to making sure that I remain happy in my life. I think that speaks volumes about her and her professionalism a lot more then other people that I have talked to. She's also very good at listening and giving you a chance to vent before helping you work out a solution to whatever problem you may have.

Written by C.H. on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Shashana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Professional & efficient. 10 out of 10

Written by T.R. on Jan 05, 2022 after therapy with Shashana for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Shashana's approach is encouraging, nonjudgmental, and empathic. She easily established rapport and engaged with me in a way that encouraged me to be open and honest about my thoughts and feelings. She is supportive and thoughtful in her communications, such as messaging me regularly to inquire about how I'm doing. Shashana's warmth and compassion is evident in all of our interactions and I really value those characteristics in a therapist.

Written by G.B. on Dec 23, 2021 after therapy with Shashana for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Shashana is really amazing! I love that she checks in with me everyday, several times a day! She’s very understanding and is a really great listener! She asks the right questions to help you peel back the layers until it’s nothing but the truth and the root exposed!!!

Written by L.A. on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Shashana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Shashana’s response time is outstanding. The tone of her messages are supportive and non-judgmental, and I appreciate this community style so much. I’ve felt judged by too many of my former therapists. Thank you, Shashana!

Written by S.H. on Oct 30, 2021 after therapy with Shashana for 5 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, anger management, and grief

I really felt like I have talking to Ms. Shashana for years. I never felt so at ease the way I was with her. Just from the moment that our session started to the very last moment that it ended she was listening and was understanding she never made me feel bad for how I was feeling she never made me feel like my feelings were not important. I am so excited for my next session with her because with her I feel like I can finally take the right steps to moving forward in my life.

Work with me!