About me

Warm Greeetings! I'm Shola and I'm a licensed therapist in the District of Columbia with 10 years of professional work experience in a variety of settings, primarily with adults, including, inpatient substance treatment programs, emergency room crisis counseling, social work/case management in acute care hospitals, and inpatient behavioral health units in acute care hospitals.

I implement a strengths-based approach, incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Techniques and breathing/visual exercises. I am also trained in Crisis Intervention and Solution Focused Therapy. I believe in working in partnership with my clients, utilizing their strengths, to help them sort out their challenges while developing coping techniques to strengthen and heal self and with an ultimate purpose- to uplift and heal the coming generations of groups, communities and families for success and esteem.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and healthier life and to take the first steps towards that change. If you are ready to make that change, I am here to support, encourage, and empower you.

Happy Healing!


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

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

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


DC LICSW LC200001842


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Shola A. 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 on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Shola for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

She is great at following up, keeping the conversation going and utilizes the time effectively.

Written on Nov 06, 2022 after therapy with Shola for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Showlow has been excellent for me. Offering a variety of times and ways to provide therapy for my crazy schedule. She’s honestly been a lot more forward in getting me the help that I need. I truly appreciate her efforts in providing services for me.

Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Shola for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Shola is a great listener and offers a lot of helpful advice based on what your focus is. She is compassionate and empathetic while being able to keep it real at the same time.

Written on Aug 18, 2022 after therapy with Shola for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Shola is super kind and genuinely seems to take an interest in my well-being. Definitely recommend!

Written on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with Shola for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She does a great job, is willing to listen and is very frank and positive in her responses.

Work with me!