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Sheila Askins, LCSW-C

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Depression
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About me

I have worked in the helping profession for over 25 years because of my love for assisting populations to overcome issues, that hinders their ability to function to the best of their ability,using a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach.

Initially, I started with a background in Social Services to Families with Children, with a focus on stabilizing the family unit, by providing case management services and counseling to oppressed populations.

My experience evolved into my role as a Mental Health Specialist, providing counseling and Resources to Social Service recipients, who were experiencing problems becoming gainfully employed due to mental health issues , such as Depression and Anxiety issues. A focus on removing the barriers prohibiting them to obtain employment was identified, and counseling / case management, and family issues were addressed.

Substance Addiction/Abuse, and School Counselor is also a part of my expertise, and experience.

I look forward to assisting my clients identify, address, and work through issues that prohibit them to move forward, and to live the best life possible.

Professional experience

28yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Drug and Alcohol Addiction

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

License information

MD LCSW-C 18865


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sheila Askins. 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.

Sheila was warm and inviting and made me feel comfortable to talk to her about anything without judgment. She was very responsive to messages and reached out to check on me regularly. She made the idea of therapy less daunting.

Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with Sheila for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and coaching

I love talking to her

Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Sheila for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Sheila creates a safe and supportive environment, which allows me to communicate my thoughts and feelings honestly and openly. Her counseling is aided me in dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, and stress. She is a pragmatic therapist that I highly recommend.

Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with Sheila for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and sleeping disorders

Sheila cares about her clients. She makes sure she is updated on what has been going on with her clients on a weekly basis so that when we do get together, we can focus on current issues. She has given me tips on how to relax. She has given me tips on how to handle issues on my job. She makes sure she reviews all of the issues you discuss with her. She is so knowledgeable.

Written on Dec 03, 2022 after therapy with Sheila for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is a good listener.

Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Sheila for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, sleeping disorders, and coaching

Great listener and problems solver

Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Sheila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management