Shawn Markey

(LMHC)
Therapist Shawn Markey Photo

About Me

Hello and Welcome!
My name is Shawn Markey and I am a Licensed Mental Health Clinician in the state of Massachusetts specializing in the myriad of issues surrounding Drug/Alcohol misuse, Anxiety, Depression, Legal/Behavioral, Communication and Parenting. I incorporate a Person-Centered, Existential approach to therapy while utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Support Building and Mindfulness to aid with pressing concerns while clients are encouraged to take a deeper dive into behaviors and experiences which may be causing repeat negative experiences. For those who are unsure about what might be causing interference in your daily life, yet looking for change, I will utilize Motivational Interviewing to help identify the true issues and create a comprehensive treatment plan to work towards both short and long term goals.

I have 7 years of professional counseling experience in both clinic and private practice working with people from diverse backgrounds and ages after close to 15 years of counseling in various high school settings (Catholic, Private and Public). I believe in a warm, inclusive approach where we will work together to identify goals, build support and self-esteem. I will then challenge you to go outside of your comfort zone, at an appropriate pace, to gradually incorporate change and learned coping skills to better deal with life issues. I encourage clients to better understand the felt sense in order to guide you on life's journey and learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable.

Asking for help is a sign of strength! I commend you for seeking someone to connect with and make the changes necessary to live a more fulfilling life. I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #9341 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by I.R. on Jan 18, 2021 after therapy with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Shawn is insightful brilliant and knowledgeable. He’s the man for you! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Iris

Written by D.A. on Jan 06, 2021 after therapy with Shawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr Markey is a kind professional and feels like he understands where I am and what I’m trying to handle. I have enjoyed starting the process with him and very hopeful that I will make improvements.

Written by J.I. on Dec 22, 2020 after therapy with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Shawn is so insightful; in the short few weeks I've been working with him I feel like we have been able to sort of organize a plan and I've thought about my issues and their solutions in entirely new ways. He is non judgemental and sincerely happy to talk to you. I've never experienced therapy to be so active and useful. I'm so glad I joined Better Help and was assigned to Shawn.

Written by S.A. on Oct 30, 2020 after therapy with Shawn for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, anger management, and career difficulties

Shawn has helped me gain a positive perspective on my life and change my focus from shortcomings or failures to my strengths and achievements.
He really examines my problems carefully and provided worksheets to help me identify my goals and triggers for my anger issues. This greatly helped me to increase self-awareness.

Written by F.E. on Oct 10, 2020 after therapy with Shawn for 1 month on issues concerning anger management

Since i start my therapy with Shawn I felt a connection right away. He gives me amazing support and solutions/advice that has been really helpful for me. In only a few weeks my life has seemed to be improving with his care and guidance.

Written by K.R. on Oct 03, 2020 after therapy with Shawn for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’ve had many counselors in my time and the match with Shawn couldn’t have been more perfect! He really motivates me and I feel I have a very strong connection with him although we have never met face to face!

Written by M.A. on Sep 27, 2020 after therapy with Shawn for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Shawn is a remarkable therapist, very friendly, and he absolutely knows what he's doing, I wouldn't want to go to anybody else

Written by C.H. on Sep 14, 2020 after therapy with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Shawn is fantastic. Personable, engaging and understanding while also helping offer valuable prompts to help reframe your perspectives.

Written by C.H. on Aug 31, 2020 after therapy with Shawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Shawn strikes the right balance of comprehensive understanding, effective recommendations and humor which makes my sessions with him more memorable and accelerate the changes I've been looking for. I'm super grateful to him.

Written by D.O. on Aug 27, 2020 after therapy with Shawn for 3 weeks

Shawn is fantastic, respectful, and understanding.

Written by J.O. on Aug 27, 2020 after therapy with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Shawn and I have had several sessions now, and I find him to be quite effective. He has been great at both listening to me when I just need to vent, as well as helping me reframe many anxieties I have in a more positive direction. His worksheets have been extremely helpful for me!

Written by L.O. on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting issues

In general I find my counselor to be a third party outside of my life to give me that insight I need when I can't observe what's going on within. I find it extremely helpful to keep me in check.

Written by B.R. on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Shawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues

Shawn has been great. He has provided me with some implied and explicit prompts to get me to look within and figure out the answers to the "why" questions that will help me get better.