Dr. Shawnell Ware


About Me

Engaging in the therapeutic process has rewards to learn about self and coping mechanisms to deal with life stressors. I am Dr. Shawnell Ware, LCSW-BACS, with over 30 years of experience in mental health working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. The treatment modalities used are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. Engaging consumers in the therapeutic process allows one to teach skills how to manage stress effectively, improve communication, problem-solving, increase self-confidence and improve decision-making skills. Working together, we can achieve the ability to adapt to complex situations, change self-defeating behaviors, improve communication and manage emotions. My goal is to help consumers and scholars identify their strengths by utilizing problem-solving skills to foster growth and self-sufficiency. My mission is to advocate, empower and transform the lives of others to maintain self-worth, and live a wholesome life to their max potential. Confidentiality coupled with respect, compassion, empathy, and commitment are the benefits of working with a licensed clinical social worker.

• Specializations: Crisis Intervention, Codependency, Divorce, Dual Diagnosis, Emotional Disturbance, Family Mediation, Grief, Life Coach, Parenting Skills, Peer Relations, Trauma, PTSD, Family Mediation, Couples Therapy, Self-Esteem Enhancement, Anger Management, Family Conflict, ADHD, Depression/Mood Disorder, Oppositional Defiant, Relationship Building, Conflict Resolution, and Social Skills Building.

• Treatment Orientation: Family Systems, Client-Centered, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Mindfulness.

• Modality: Cognitive Behavior Therapy-Individual, Family and Group


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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 35

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LA LCSW 4493


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Shawnell Ware. 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 A.N. on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Shawnell for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Starting therapy at first was weird but after meet Dr Ware she make it easy to open up and see view that I never seen or seen but we’re in denial about them. But starting this new journey in life with Dr Ware is at peace and very open and I love it

Written by B.L. on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Shawnell for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Wonderful and understanding

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