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Shawn Smith, LCSW

Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
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About me

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.

Professional experience

29yrs in practice
Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

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

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

LA LCSW 6402

Reviews

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Shawn has been very helpful in giving me resources to get through a hard time in my life right now

Written on May 09, 2024 after therapy with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

She has helped me to cope with depression and anxiety, constantly providing worksheets and exercises to help me cope with my emotions. Strongly recommend her!

Written on Apr 02, 2024 after therapy with Shawn for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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