Hello! Seeking help is often very hard. Everyone needs support at some point and it takes a lot of courage to step out. I respect those who do so a great deal! Thank you for taking the time to consider me as a helper. While it is important to understand about my credentials and approach to therapy, it is also important that you know I respect you and I will be very careful about our counseling relationship. Your health and growth are important to me.
I have had successful experience in addressing trauma, foster/adoption-related issues, anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, family crisis, and other areas of practice.
I have practiced as a counselor since graduating with my Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Harding University in 2001. I am currently licensed in Arkansas, Arizona, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Texas. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in residential and outpatient settings.
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and principles of Emotion Focused Therapy, all with an overarching Systemic perspective, when working with clients. In the online setting, I will tend to also use some Solution-Focused techniques as well. Much of the basis of my thinking comes from my faith. While I will never intentionally impose my belief system on you, it is important that you know that it is a big part of my personal identity, which I believe cannot be fully separated from counseling work.
Whether you chose to work with me or another therapist, I hope you do find what works for you. I believe there is always hope, no matter how small it seems. I know that you have more tools than you feel like you do. I'd love to have the opportunity to help you dig in and find it in your life!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Family of Origin Issues, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Money and Financial Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 77927
AR LPC P1201016
AZ LPC LPC-17501
OK LPC LPC06824
NV LCPC CP0270
Shiann is wonderful. She is a great listener and offers a great outlook on things. Even though I have only been communicating with her a few weeks, she has been extremely helpful and sincerely cares about my well-being.
Written on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Shiann for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, and addictions
Very helpful and reliable
Written on Aug 29, 2021 after therapy with Shiann for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I feel like she listens and comes up with good strategies every session. She’s also very good at giving positive affirmations but not overloading it
Written on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with Shiann for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Shiann is able to help me sort through my feelings to get to the source of my troubles and then helps me understand that source with a new lens. She then helps me see through that new lens that brings more peace and clarity. I’m so grateful for her help!
Written on Jan 21, 2021 after therapy with Shiann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues
I have only had a few sessions with Shiann, but feel like she has gotten me to open up, acknowledge, and confront a lot of my fears, trauma, and is helping me learn to forgive, and work towards healing. I feel very hopeful that she will provide me with the skills and help I need.
Written on May 13, 2020 after therapy with Shiann for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Written on Apr 25, 2020 after therapy with Shiann for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and career difficulties