About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Washington, DC. I have been a licensed social worker for over 15 years. I have worked with clients concerned about a variety of issues including : depression, relationship issues, parenting issues, anxiety, and employment challenges. I have also worked with adults with history or trauma and abuse.
My approach is tailored to your needs and among others may include CBT, EFT, ESFT, and Gestalt Therapy. Through conversation we will develop a plan of action tailored to your needs.
My therapeutic interaction is open, warm, and respectful. I utilize humor coupled with hope in therapy. I recognize, welcome, and celebrate diversity. My professional aim is to equip you with the right tools and confidence to use your skills to live your life to the fullest.
Every new beginning starts with a deep breath and a decision to do differently. When you are ready to take that breath and make that decision, I am here to assist and encourage you.
I look forward to working with you!

Shemica Cole, LICSW


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #LC50081005 (Expires: 2023-07-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Shemica Cole. 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 S.T. on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Shemica for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

For my first time in therapy, Shemica has completely exceeded my expectations!

Written by B.R. on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Shemica for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coaching

Shemica is the absolute best. I love working with her. It's been easy to form a connection, she has helped me learn some great coping skills for some of the issues I struggle with. She is so real and authentic, I look forward to every session with her. I greatly appreciate everything that she does.

Honestly, I cannot recommend Shemica on Better Help enough. It has been so convenient and helpful to schedule or reschedule my video live sessions with her. She is true to herself and encourages you to be true to yourself. When she says she appreciates diversity, she means it! As I am working through gender dysphoria right now.

Shemica helps you take things one step at a time. As I struggle with anxiety and worrying over my worries, she helps bring you back to focus on one issue/thing at a time. She helps open up your perspective and get you out of your tunnel vision.

Shemica is one of my favorite people to interact with. It can be so hard to find a good therapist, someone who actually cares about you, is genuine, and shares/respects your values. I recommend Shemica 100,000 percent.

Written by J.B. on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Shemica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and compassion fatigue

Shemica is kind. Empathetic and caring. I enjoy working woth her. She makes therapy less intimidating.
I would highly recommend Shemica. She's a highly effective professional.

Written by A.R. on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Shemica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Shemica is a wonderful therapist who listens and provides a lot of wisdom and joy for me in our sessions. She has been a huge help and I look forward to our sessions each week.

Written by M.A. on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Shemica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Shemica is the first therapist I’ve ever really felt comfortable and safe with. She’s so encouraging and genuinely cares about me. I appreciate her so much.

Written by D.A. on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Shemica for 1 month on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

She is real and cool.

Written by L.I. on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Shemica for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coaching

Shemica is wonderful, and has been very helpful to me right from the beginning of our first session. I appreciate her and am already using her advice regularly!

Written by S.A. on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Shemica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Wonderful human being. She takes such great & detailed care of me!

Work with me!