Shea is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arkansas (P2308002). She received her Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health from Lamar University. She has experience working individually with children, teens, and adults, as well as providing couples and family therapy.
“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.” ~Brene Brown
Sometimes we run away from difficult things because we are not equipped to cope with them. The running becomes the way we cope. Running might look like avoiding the issues, working too much, drinking too much, avoiding people and places, staying in bed a little too much, not taking care of ourselves, etc. These ways of “coping” become hinderances to our relationships and the way we live. We are no longer living, we are simply existing.
Shea specializes in treating trauma, anxiety and depression. She has training in various modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy and emotion focused therapy.
In her approach to therapy, Shea believes that the client is the expert of their life. She is there as a guide. As a guide, she works to facilitate healing, bring hope in the midst of hopelessness and provide the client a safe, trusting space for growth and change. Trust is built through a collaborative process which is important to work through life’s challenges. Shea believes that each client is unique in the way they approach life and she works to bring in tools and approaches that match the client.