Shawnnell Batiste (She/ her)

LPC, TX and LA
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Your Favorite No Bullshit Therapist, Serving Texas and Louisiana Virtual ONLY

Licensed Professional Counselor in Leander, TX

About My Clients

My clients are those who typically struggle to seek and find the services that fit their needs. They struggle to be seen, heard, and understood. They vary in age, gender, and orientation. They struggle with barriers that stand in the way of healing such as Culture, Mindset, Stigma, Embarrassment, Fear, Affordability, Transportation, Time, Seeking a therapist of color or one who is inclusive, lost, or just stubborn. Whether you know what you need or have no clue, therapy just might be for you.

My Background and Approach

Hello Cyclebreakers, I am Shawnnell, Your Barrier Breaking, High Accountability, No Bullshitting Licensed Professional Counselor. I established Choosing Empowerment with the objective of dismantling obstacles that hinder marginalized and disenfranchised communities from seeking assistance. At Choosing Empowerment LLC, our foundation is based on the power of choice and healthy relationships. We believe in promoting accountability and empowering our clients and those around us to put in the necessary work to heal and become their best and highest selves. We use an integrative approach, with a foundation of CBT, that utilizes components from several modalities, creating a plan that is as individual as you are. We understand that breaking cycles is difficult, and we are here to provide support and encouragement throughout your wellness journey. You are welcome to start or continue your healing process in the safe space that we provide at The Cyclebreaking Village.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Everyone can heal if they are willing, ready, and given the right tools and support. I am passionate about the African American community, People of Color, Foster and Adoptive children and parents, Couples, Women, formerly incarcerated, and fellow mental health professionals (especially students entering the profession). Choosing Empowerment was born to crush the barriers that stand in the way of Mental Wealth and has become a training ground for therapist who are interested in doing the same. Through the power of Choice and the Power of healthy relationships, we all can Break Cycles.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Medicaid
  • Optum
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
  • Scott & White Health Plan
  • Superior Health Plan
  • Cigna/Evernorth
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $145 - 200/session


8339662730 Email Shawnnell
1210 Cottonwood Creek Trail
Suite 300
Cedar Park, TX 78613

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