My name is Shylah Ridgway and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a master’s degree in Social Work and have been providing therapy for just under seven years. I am trained in Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and I am currently a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator - Candidate. The Daring Way™ is an empirically based training and certification program for helping professionals, based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, and nurturing environment that allows you to show up as your authentic self. I take a direct approach with my clients, as I truly believe people can be empowered to change and heal. I have worked in a wide variety of locations with people of all ages, providing individual, family and group therapy in outpatient, school, nursing facility and medical settings.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Emptiness , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing
LCSW #5644 (Expires: 2020-12-31)
LICSW #122791 (Expires: 2023-01-27)
I had procrastinated seeking out therapy for a myriad of reasons: time and cost... but mainly the limited offering of therapists in my immediate area.
Signing up for a trial with BetterHelp was uncharacteristically spontaneous for me. Ultimately, I figured I’d give it a week, meet the therapist they matched me with and see where it goes.
After meeting Shylah, I was all in. I was instantly at ease and comfortable, a rarity for me. I felt seen and heard. Shylah councils with warmth and wisdom. She is exceptionally knowledgeable and highly accredited...while helping me feel like I am sharing my problems with a trusted friend.
Our session are the highlight of my week and I’m incredibly optimistic for the journey ahead!
Shylah Ridgway is awesome. She responds within 24 hours, she uses all of what BetterHelp has to offer (video counseling, work pages, etc.), and she really works hard to focus on what you need to work on. I love that she makes me feel comfortable and got to know me before we jumped into it. She understood that I have trouble vocalizing my emotions and really made an effort to make small talk about video games, Pets, etc. before we jumped into the big stuff. I appreciate her help so much and definitely the best counselor I’ve gotten through BetterHelp.
I have already referred a few people because this has helped me and it’s not so pricey I wasn’t able to afford normal counseling face to face because it cost so much so I wasn’t able to fix the problems that I really needed help with.
I was tentative about trying therapy but I am thankful for Shylah and BetterHelp for proving otherwise. I struggle with anxiety, and Shylah is there to validate those stressful feelings and help me understand them so that I can move forward with my day and with my life.
I have been working with Shylah for two weeks or so and she has been really attentive with addressing my mental health. She offers great feedback and really listens to all of my concerns. I feel confident in her abilities to assist me along my path of self healing.
Really good and gets my problems.