My name is Shonda Phillips-Young I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas. I have been married to my husband for 22 years and have three children and a dog. In addition, my husband and I are both Army veterans. I obtained my bachelor's degree in Social Work from Texas A&M University-Central Texas in 2016. I then went to Texas State University and received a master’s degree in Social Work in 2017.
I have worked in mental health since 2019; before that, I worked in long-term care. I have worked with adults (18-80), adolescents (13-17), children (8-12), veterans, couples, and incarcerated individuals. I have experience with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and others. I use a combination of cognitive-behavioral (CBT), schema, and solution-focused therapy to tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
During your initial session, we will collaborate to determine your needs and begin the rapport-building process. My counseling style is direct, warm, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. It takes strength and self-determination to seek help and assistance with finding greater happiness in your life. I applaud your determination and thank you for allowing me to be a part of your journey.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
TX LCSW 64961
Shonda has been very helpful in getting to the roots of my stress and anxiety and helping me to manage those things. She is also very real with me, says things I need to hear and puts things in a helpful perspective. It is still a work in progress, but I would recommend her to anyone who is ready to make a change for the better.
Written on Jul 19, 2023 after therapy with Shonda for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes
She’s the best! Give her a try
Written on Mar 27, 2023 after therapy with Shonda for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
Shonda is an incredible listener with a calming energy to her. I am happy to of heard her advice and truly take it to heart. I am actively working on the things she’s recommended I do due to my life changes recently, I am glad I was paired with her.
Written on Feb 13, 2023 after therapy with Shonda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Kind, funny, open-minded! I feel so comfortable talking with her. She's relatable and is constructive.
Written on Nov 18, 2022 after therapy with Shonda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching
Shonda is a sharp and skilled therapist who has equipped me with wonderful tools and perspective.
Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Shonda for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She is amazing. She has encouraged me to put in the work to get better.
Written on Jan 30, 2022 after therapy with Shonda for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes