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Shelonda Phillips-McDonald, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Tennessee with over 20 years of experience in the therapy field. I enjoy working with clients of all ages of 18-35 who need help navigating this obstacle course we call life when it presents with such issues as depression anxiety, anger, behavior problems, grief, stress, relational conflicts, and traumatic events. I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Solution-Focused; Strength Based; and Motivational Interviewing to create a special individualize plan to meet the clients' needs.
I believe the first step in the healing process for any issue is to be "heard" and have someone to listen to you. I provide a safe place for individuals to speak and begin the healing process. My goal is to provide a warm nuturing and accepting environment that meets the client where they are at.

Professional experience

23yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

TN LCSW LSW0000006104