About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida with over 15 years of experience working in various institutions. I have worked with clients with a wide range of mental health concerns, to include; Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD. I also have experience working with clients of all ages, backgrounds, and socioeconomic status.

I provide reality based counseling with warmth and support. I believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect. My approach combines reality therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution focused therapy. My focus is client centered.

You are the most important person in this process called change. If you are willing, I will support and empower you every step of the way. I look forward to our encounter.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

FL LMHC MH9799


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Shonda Hart. 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 M.A. on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Shonda for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is a great professional and human!

Written by R.A. on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with Shonda for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Shonda is such an empathetic, knowledgeable, and professional therapist! I love how she is able to diagnose the problem and then provide new thought frameworks and behaviors for approaching it. She then does a great job of checking up on the progress made regarding a thought or behavior pattern. I highly recommend Shona!

Written by J.U. on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Shonda for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning self esteem, and anger management

Shonda has a way of understanding even when I feel like I don’t make any sense. Her advice has changed my life for the better.

Written by F.A. on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Shonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar dis

Miss Shonda So Far Has Been Very Good To Me, I Do Feel As If She Is Concerned About my well Being and My Progress with Seeking Therapy. She is very Hands on and For my first time taking Therapy I am very thankful I was Blessed with her as A Therapist .

Written by L.U. on Aug 14, 2022 after therapy with Shonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Shonda is everything a first-timer could hope for in a therapist. She is disarmingly straight-forward and offers her listening ear and insightful advice in every session.

Written by A.D. on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Shonda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Shonda has really been a great help for me. She helps me understand what is going on with my thoughts and is very open and honest. She is very accommodating with my busy schedule, and she truly understands the importance of self care and mental health. I greatly appreciate her guidance!

Written by C.H. on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Shonda for 10 months on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Overall Excellent therapist. Have definitely experienced huge improvements in my life since I started therapy almost a year ago. She's always checking on you and asking about your well being at sessions and between sessions.

Written by A.S. on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Shonda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes

Therapist tells it like it is and was extremely helpful to clear up things for me.

Written by C.H. on May 15, 2022 after therapy with Shonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Shonda is kind, genuine, compassionate, and professional. I appreciate her skill set and approaches. I am grateful that she is my therapist and that she holds me accountable in ways that are best tailored to my wellness journey. I enjoy sharing my thoughts with Shonda as she creates a safe and nonjudgmental space. I am also thankful she provides me with worksheets/information as well as encourages me to participate in groups.

Written by R.I. on May 15, 2022 after therapy with Shonda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Shonda has been amazing and I can’t wait to continue to improve myself with her guidance

Written by D.E. on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Shonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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Written by S.I. on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Shonda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

I feel very comfortable with Shonda, she has given me so many tools that help me every single day. I am very glad to have signed up for this service and been matched with her.

Written by M.A. on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Shonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

First time in getting help, I didn't know what to expect. I was afraid there would be a lot of head nodding and "and how does this make you feel". I don't like these kinds of situations, I prefer a more interactive to and fro. Shonda is amazing, interactive, listens and offers advice. She is uplifting and you feel like your talking to someone who truely cares. I am blessed that she is my therapist.

Written by A.N. on Mar 04, 2022 after therapy with Shonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Great understanding of my concerns.

Written by K.Z. on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Shonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Shonda is amazing! She's very friendly and really does it right with using the right worksheets and setting the right expectations with you. She is very easy to talk with and will for sure help you out.

Written by C.A. on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Shonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and bipolar disorder

Shonda has been amazing, ive only had a few sessions with her but I already feel comfortable talking to her about problems wich is something I struggle with doing. Shonda has such a nice and welcoming personality so it's easy to get along with her and makes me feel at ease, especially as I was very nervouse coming into this.

Written by T.I. on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Shonda for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Talking to Shonda always feels like a warm embrace from a close aunt or mom, she listens with heart and lets you vent but at the same time she will reel you back and keep you grounded so you won't get lost in your emotional spiral.

Written by G.R. on Dec 17, 2021 after therapy with Shonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Shonda listens and guides to find the answers within me and gives me practical tools to deal with whatever it is I am going through. Highly recommend, plus she makes the sessions feel like talking to a friend

Written by N.I. on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Shonda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Had my first session with Shonda and already I’m feeling happy with the support I’ve received. I feel extremely comfortable with her! would recommend to anyone.

Written by K.A. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Shonda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Shonda is very upbeat and brings fun to her practice. She has a lot of wisdom and experience too. I would definitely recommend Shonda.

Written by Y.Y. on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Shonda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

Shonda is a great consultant. Her cheerful personality make the consultation session very relax and I really enjoy talking with her, and share my problem with her. She always share me a lot of tools to cope with my anxiety and I think is really work for me. Thanks Shonda!

Written by J.A. on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Shonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Shonda is a very professional person.
Her knowledge and pleasant personality are tools to break up the ice and solve her clients problems. Keep up the positivity Shonda

Written by L.U. on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Shonda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Ms Shonda! When I first decided to join Better Help - I thought to myself I really hope I get someone who understands me. Who gets my language. She really does. Not only does she get me, but she has reminded me that the tools have always been inside me - she helped me awaken those tools. She never judges me, she listens intently & gives me space - space to figure it out. I'm incredibly thankful to have her in my life.

Written by K.A. on Oct 02, 2021 after therapy with Shonda for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, eating disorders, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Shonda has been fantastic at facilitating a new perspective and has ultimately changed my perception of my day-to-day habits, work and emotions. I trust her completely and appreciate her delivery and communication style. I would recommend to all.

Written by N.I. on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Shonda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Shonda is really amazing with helping me to come up with solutions for a positive result in self growth!

Written by M.A. on Sep 14, 2021 after therapy with Shonda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Great therapist and mentor. I am blessed

Written by L.O. on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Shonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

I look forward to speaking with Ms. Shonda every week! After my sessions with her, I always leave feeling empowered and confident that I can get through all my situations. She helps me realize different things about myself and helps me to analyze things from different views. She is truly amazing and I am so thankful for her.

Written by V.I. on Sep 06, 2021 after therapy with Shonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Excellent counselor.

Written by S.A. on Aug 18, 2021 after therapy with Shonda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Shonda’s caring and honest approach during sessions helped me gain a healthy perspective on many things about myself that I didn’t fully understand.
The exercises and assignments also helped me get a grasp on how I could move forward and change the things I needed to change.

Written by J.E. on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Shonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I find Shonda to be observant, thoughtful, respectful, honest, and kind as a counselor; varied in experience and also able to continuously learn through our conversations. My reason for seeking counseling is quite specific and unique, with multiple mental conditions and gymnastics at play, causing me to be hesitant to even seek counseling to begin with but BetterHelp matched me perfectly it seems and Shonda has showed up even above and beyond what feels like would suffice for the average seeker. I am extremely grateful for having found Shonda; I believe when we are going through a hard time, the way we walk through the hard time can either be medicine or poison for our future. In only a couple of sessions I already feel heard, felt, and seen by Shonda as well as on my way through this challenging moment where, with Shonda's help, this moment can be medicine that turns the grime into gold. Thank you Shonda and BetterHelp. I highly recommend Shonda.

Written by E.N. on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with Shonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I had bad experiences with other therapists before and I almost gave up. Shonda changed my mind and I feel very comfortable talking to her and I feel very cared. Therapy day is my favorite day of the week!

Written by J.O. on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Shonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ms. Shonda Hart has been very responsive to me. She listens to my concerns, addresses them, and follows up after

Written by P.A. on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Shonda for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Talking with Shonda is like talking to a knowledgable and skilled sister. Remembering her counsel I think I will move forward in a more heartfelt way.

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