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Shomaya McFarland , LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Intimacy Anger management ADHD
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana and have 11 years of experience in mental health working as a counselor, crisis therapist, counselor supervisor, and case manager. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, anger struggles, interpersonal problems and focusing struggles.

Disclaimer: My therapy style is informal and relaxed. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I may be a good fit for you as a therapist if your symptoms are mild to moderate or if you might just want to have an outlet to express yourself, work through attachment issues in relationships, talk about stress, pinned up emotions, frustrations and disappointments you otherwise might not feel comfortable discussing with friends or members of your family.

Therapy process comes with a variety of different techniques that therapist have learned and even provide as a niche. My niche is active listening and providing feedback and making a person feel safe and comfortable to be themselves and change whatever aspect they want to change of themselves. Helping you to see that there are alternatives and it's never too late to go in a new direction.

If you want to cover trauma, deep rooted emotional baggage from your childhood, I may not be the best fit at this time. However, if you want to discuss matters related to work stress, relationship and communication problems, LGBTQ+ concerns. processing emotions, coming to terms with parenting, out of control children, issues within the family, forgiving someone who caused pain to you, getting through a breakup or divorce, infidelity, navigating common changes, then we might be a match!

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you to be your best self and overcome whatever issues that are the most concerning to you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Intimacy Anger management ADHD

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Attachment issues, Body image, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life purpose, Money and financial issues, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

LA LPC 6715


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

Working with Shomaya has been a pleasure, and I have just started on my therapy journey. I feel like I can be completely open and honest with her about what I am feeling and she helps me break those feelings down and come up with solutions for any negative feelings. I highly recommend her.

Written on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Shomaya for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes