About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based in the New Orleans area. I work with people of all ages and backgrounds. My specializations of LGBTQI, Gender Dysphoria, Trauma, Attachment Disorders especially in children, depression and anxiety. I am also experienced in ABA and have a background in working with children with extreme behaviors.

My therapeutic approach is eclectic as my background is Expressive Arts Therapy as well as Counseling Psychology. I draw from many modalities in order to create a trusting relationship in which my clients can explore themselves in a way that feels most suitable to them and at the pace that is most comfortable. I have experience in CBT, DBT, as well as Trauma Informed Therapy and Shadow Work.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6035 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Shawn Verges. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by E.M. on May 30, 2022 after therapy with Shawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, parenting issues, and adhd

Shawn is great and so easy to speak to. She makes therapy easy and always comfortable, even if you are new to therapy or nervous about starting!

Written by K.R. on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and adhd

I have only had my first session with Shawn but I already feel very supported and comfortable around her. She has sent me activities to do as well that have been helping me with the issues I am having.

Written by J.O. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Fantastic

Written by D.A. on May 15, 2022 after therapy with Shawn for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

She’s great! Very attentive and supportive!

Written by B.R. on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Shawn for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Shawn has been a great fit for the support I need and I’m very happy to have been connected with her! She has been really helpful through a challenging time and I’m grateful for her validation and helping guide me through some really hard and confusing issues. I always look forward to our sessions

Written by L.E. on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Shawn for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Very nice person. They help me a lot

Written by D.U. on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Shawn for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Shawn is the best! she is the kindest and always understands me.

Written by G.A. on Mar 08, 2022 after therapy with Shawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd

I feel she really gets me and i feel like she has experienced what i am going through and is a really good help. Love working with her.

Written by A.L. on Jan 12, 2022 after therapy with Shawn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

She gives really good advice, she's a great listener and provides a safe space for me to express my feelings and emotions without judgement :)

Written by N.I. on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I feel so comfortable in conversation with Shawn. I feel very heard and received despite how scattered and chaotic talking about trauma can be.

Written by M.O. on Jan 02, 2022 after therapy with Shawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

She has been very helpful and flexible

Written by H.A. on Dec 14, 2021 after therapy with Shawn for 1 month on issues concerning grief

An amazing and supportive therapist made feel at ease from my first session

Written by J.O. on Dec 06, 2021 after therapy with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Good therapist, knows what shes talking about.

Written by C.O. on Dec 05, 2021 after therapy with Shawn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Shawn Vargas is a very good therapist.

Written by J.A. on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Very good listener and responds very well and professional to all situations

Written by M.A. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and trauma and abuse

Shawn is very responsive and a great listener. She has a calm demeanor and provides great resources outside of our live sessions.

Written by C.H. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Just Thankful you’re here. I never would of went in to a actual clinic or office.

Written by S.A. on Nov 21, 2021 after therapy with Shawn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coping with life changes

compassionate, friendly, easy to talk to, Shawn is a wonderful therapist

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