I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I do consider myself a person-centered therapist which means I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you and that you also have the answers you need to accomplish your needs and wants, I will help you find them, access them, and appropriate ways of implementing them. I also use CBT as a means of accomplishing needs and wants as I do believe that most problems are thinking problems, which need to be seen from a different perspective. I also utilize motivational interviewing to help those seeking the reasons they want to change and how to use this process to achieve these needs and wants. For those who struggle with purpose, death, and loss I will use existentialism to help those work through those struggles. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia
PA LPC PC014524
Shawn is a stand up guy and really makes you feel comfortable every time you speak with him. Some talks are harder than others I will admit, but that's because he challenges the way you think. Which is exactly what I need. I cannot remember the last time someone challenged my thought processes, and put into perspective that I am shouldering burdens and carrying things with me that I do not need.
Written on Jan 18, 2024 after therapy with Shawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Shawn is top notch!
Written on Nov 12, 2023 after therapy with Shawn for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching,
Great to work with
Written on Sep 25, 2023 after therapy with Shawn for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching
Shawn is great and just what I need for therapy
Written on Sep 05, 2023 after therapy with Shawn for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder
Shawn is understanding, and a great listener. He is accommodating when it comes to personal problems and has helped me to understand myself better. I hope I can build more trust with him and one day use what I learn from here to better my life.
Written on Jun 08, 2023 after therapy with Shawn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Shawn is wonderful and reaches out between sessions if needed. He is very thoughtful and always incredibly responsive even if it means offering me sessions outside of his traditional hours. I can’t say enough about the genuine caring he shows me.
Written on May 18, 2023 after therapy with Shawn for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues