I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who knows first hand the lasting impact childhood trauma can have on ones mind, body and soul. My life experiences have led to me choose a life of service to others through providing hope and healing. Being a therapist is something I enjoy, providing support comes EASY. My unwavering desire and innate ability to Make people feel comfortable and accepted, help people identify and put their feelings into words, accept people for who they are, understand people’s experiences and support personal growth makes me a great listener and compassionate therapist.
For over 20 years I have worked with individuals, couples and families in addressing some of life’s most challenging circumstances. I am clinically trained in the following treatment modalities; Psychodynamic , Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)and Solution Focused Therapy.
My use of diverse and interactive; clinical and holistic therapeutic approaches have proven to be most effective in addressing issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, substance use/abuse, relationship issues, parenting concerns and diminished coping skills. A patient centered approach allows me to most efficiently utilize my clinical training.
I am COMMITTED to being available to support underrepresented, misrepresented and marginalized populations in their therapeutic journey by validating experiences of trauma and abuse experienced due to racism, biases and prejudice. Supporting women of color who have found themselves in spaces or situations where they have been victimized by systematic oppression, inequality, and intergenerational trauma is also of utmost importance to me.
It would be an honor to help you heal and grow while sharing your story.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MD LCSW-C 28034
DC LICSW LC200002303
CT LCSW 011432
VA LCSW 0904014628
I came to BetterHelp when I was going through a rather difficult point in my life. Shauna helped me navigate through it and helped give me the tools to work through the situations that make me anxious and uncomfortable. She helped me to see the bigger picture while also making me really self reflect and think deeply about what the source of the anxiety was. Through my time with Shauna I’ve shed layers of myself that I was holding onto which was holding me back from living my best life. With Shauna’s advice and guidance I was able to address the insecurities and trauma that I struggled to let go of. She really prepared me to be able to handle future situations in a way that was healthy for me. Shauna was friendly and easy to open up to, she kept me focused when I tried to avoid addressing something and helped to keep me honest with myself. I truly appreciate everything that Shauna has done for me and taught me. Thank you Shauna!!
Written on Aug 22, 2023 after therapy with Shauna for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
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Shauna is very good at what she does and has an inquisitive nature that allows her to peel back the layers of a person and truly understand them.
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Written on Oct 07, 2022 after therapy with Shauna for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Shauna is very attentive and helpful. She tracked the root cause of my problem and did a great job in addressing how my situation could be improved. I greatly appreciate her help and this service. Thank you.
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