The decision to enter into therapy is often a difficult one and I feel it is important to recognize and appreciate the courage with which people decide to allow a therapist into their lives, trusting that person with intimate details of their lives. My goal is to respect the trust that has been given me by my clients and to help them find the inspiration and skills to overcome the difficulties that brought them to me.
We all have strengths, things we are good at, and I view my job as to help my clients identify what their strength are so that they can then use those strengths to overcome the problems bringing them in to treatment. In my experience many clients have forgotten their talents, their strengths and their values; I want to help them remember the resources available to them, and help them find solutions in their life that are based on their values, anchored in their strengths and aimed at their goal. My job is not to impose my beliefs on you but to help you remember and refine your own so that you find yourself in a live that is satisfying and rewarding to you.
I have worked with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, stuck in poor relationships and struggling with sexual dysfunctions, particularly unwanted sexual attractions, interests and behaviors. I do so using a mix of cognitive-behavioral, humanistic and reality therapy approaches designed to help my clients identify how their thoughts and feelings influence their behavior, help them feel valued and respected and to craft solutions accurately targeted at the problems in their lives.
My work is to create a safe, caring space in which you feel secure enough to give voice to the issues troubling you without fear of being judged or criticized.
I have been a therapist for twelve years. Currently I am licensed as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maine though I have previously practiced in both Oregon and Washington.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
ME LCPC CC4278
When I was first paired with Shawn Rodgers I was lost. He listened attentively to me, helped me understand and appreciate my own value, gave me tools to help me overcome some of the challenges I was facing, and encouraged me to be the best I could be. He even used guided meditation to help me find peace when I needed it. I internalized our discussions and really focussed on what I needed to do to elevate myself from the rut that I was in, and with his help I did! Today I can say that I've achieved my therapy goals, thanks to him, though he'd disagree and say that I did the work, and I'm in a far better place. I'm more confident, I'm more relaxed, I'm able to focus on and care for myself now, I am more optimistic and excited about life, and I know how to draw boundaries and stand up for myself. Shawn Rodgers really helped me when I needed it and I'd like to say a heartfelt thank you to him and to Better Help! Amazing job Shawn! Thank you!
Written on Mar 22, 2023 after therapy with Shawn for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Shawn has been great for me, he listens and responds without judgment, and that is important to me.
Written on Feb 20, 2023 after therapy with Shawn for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions
Very down to earth and caring, easy to talk to.
Written on Dec 14, 2022 after therapy with Shawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Shawn is an excellent listener and incredibly insightful along with patient with his clients.
Written on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with Shawn for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Shawn was truly there to listen to ME, I felt he heard my concerns and provided good feedback.. Would strongly recommend him to anyone going through hard times… :-))
Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Shawn for 3 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Shawn has been very helpful for me in digging deeper into topics that are difficult for me to talk about. He’s provided action steps and a pathway to better understanding
Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues