I am a licensed clinical social in Louisiana with 29 years of professional work experience. Over the course of my career I have worked with children, youth, families, seniors, those experiencing mental health issues, those with developmental disabilities, veterans, individuals experiencing homelessness and those training for a career.
I have worked in a variety of settings to include: inpatient and outpatient mental health, public health, primary care, mental health rehabilitation, residential, school-based and in-home. I have experience in providing individual, group and family therapy.
My approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and patient-centered therapy. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with coping with life changes.
I can teach you skills to help you overcome self-esteem issues, communication problems, setting boundaries, building healty relationships and many more.
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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Codependency, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Military and Veterans Issues, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
LA LCSW 6402
Shawn is an excellent therapist! She is gentle yet stern enough to help me realize that I need to be more serious about my mental health.
Written on Oct 04, 2023 after therapy with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
She is great at her job she listens and holds you accountable by checking in and making sure your mental is good!
Written on Oct 01, 2023 after therapy with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue
Very professional and highly knowledgeable
Written on Jun 29, 2023 after therapy with Shawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd