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Susan Shafer, LCMHC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
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About me

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am Susan Shafer, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor for the state of North Carolina, 500hr Certified Yoga Instructor and Certified Practitioner for Emotional Freedom Techniques, also known as tapping. I hold a Masters Degree in Community Counseling from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and have been providing therapy for almost 15 years. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of settings. My areas of specialty include working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief/loss, ADHD and trauma related hardships. I invite you to check out my website :

My counseling approach is eclectic and I use approaches that integrates effective wellness practices with traditional psychotherapy including CBT, Mindfulness and Emotional Freedom Techniques. I believe in creating a space that allows clients to express themselves openly and without judgement. My work focuses on helping clients to connect to their inner strengths and increase their awareness of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. At times, I combine yoga practices and psycho-educational techniques that allow clients to experience the power to connect the body and mind through breath and movement. Another form of treatment I highly encourage clients to consider is Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), also referred to as 'tapping', which is a scientifically researched method of using self-applied acupressure to reduce stress, shift negative emotions, change unwanted behaviors and work to resolve with trauma memories. I have been trained in these techniques and completed mentorship to become an Accredited, Certified EFT Practitioner through EFTi.

It takes courage and trust to begin counseling and I appreciate your willingness to allow me to be a part of this journey. Together, we will identify your goals and skills to help you overcome the challenges you are experiencing or have experienced. One of my greatest joys as a therapist is to witness individuals resolve issues and gravitate toward a life fulfilled with inner peace and joy. When you are ready to begin, I am here to walk the next steps with you!

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Life purpose, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information


NJ LPC 37PC00876900


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

I would recommend Susan Shafer as a therapist, she is very knowledgeable and a great listener.

Written on Jun 15, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Susan Shafer has been truly remarkable.

Written on Apr 20, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Susan has been my therapist for about a year and I couldn’t be happier. She is always helpful and uses different tools and methods depending on the situation. I look forward to continuing my progress with her.

Written on Nov 20, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I only have good things to say about my experience with Susan. She is professional and caring. Smart and a great listener! Thank you Susan!

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

Susan is amazing! So glad I have had a chance to work with her.

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Susan is a wonderful therapist. She helped me through a very difficult time in my life, and truly takes the time to get to know you and tell your mind ticks. She provides real-world tools and guidance for how to improve your thoughts and feelings while maintaining a level of professionalism that builds high trust very quickly.

Written on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety