Shavonne JamesLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
I focus on working with clients on identity, interpersonal relationships, and the inner child. Speciality Populations: Womxn of Color, Teens - Emerging Adults (16-26), LGBTQ+
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I see many people who are overwhelmed with their day-to-day life, and often because of this, their important relationships have begun to slip away from them. They long for close, grounded relationships that enable them to experience more of the best parts of life.
You've tried talk therapy in the past but are still troubled by disturbing past events. You're ready for relief and to move forward with your life but feel held back by distressing memories. Mind-body practices can often work more quickly than talk therapy alone. Healing and recovery from painful memories and negative beliefs is possible - and I want to show you how. I look forward to guiding you through the process of clearing out and releasing the charge of these experiences.
I love working with people who have complex, complicated pasts. We are indeed shaped by all that has happened to us and, when we understand our past, we can choose how we want to move forward. I also love supporting people with a big vision for the future. So often, life changing events propel us to help others. As long as we can cope with the uncertainty and self-doubt that too often accompany these big ideas, we can make a big impact on the world.
I have a particular interest in working with clients experiencing life transitions in their career and interpersonal relationships. My own background includes working with highly creative individuals, and I encourage clients to bring their creative work into the therapeutic process.
People seek therapy for so many reasons, but mostly we all want to feel loved, safe & understood. We want to feel a sense purpose & feel good enough as we are & yet so many of us struggle to feel these ways. Sometimes our lives look very different than we imagined & we need help making sense out of things. We might be feeling disconnected or numb, uncertain or alone. We might be questioning who we are or the direction we are heading & need to find some clarity, perspective or hope.
My clients are ready for change. They are ready to take action to stop the ruminations, catastrophic thinking, and change the limited beliefs that have hindered them for too long. Their bodies have been burdened by it, often carrying tension and unexplained pains. Their relationships have been negatively impacted by it, including the most crucial one with themselves. They want to discard harmful old patterns, have more agency, and reach for their joys rather than fleeing from fears.
Have you ever been told that you are “too sensitive” or “too emotional?” I specialize in helping highly sensitive, empathic persons to thrive in a continually stressful world. Maybe you are looking to feel less overwhelmed by anxiety and overthinking. Perhaps something is missing in your career or relationships. Whatever needs attention, I would like to help you create the change you are seeking.
I specialize in men's issues, relationship struggles, anxiety, low self-worth, and help all my clients to prioritize their self-care as they navigate burnout and boundary setting. I'm sensitive to themes of people pleasing, perfectionism, internet/gaming addiction, life/career transitions, and work/life balance. I collaborate with clients of all backgrounds and lifestyles in both English and Spanish. I take pride in supporting couples (poly/kink friendly) and individuals (LGBTQI+ affirmative).
I have experience helping adults, adolescents and couples who are coping with anxiety, depression, illness, loss, life transitions including gender and sexual identity, substance abuse, relationship concerns including non-monogamy, negative body image, menopause, and the particular challenges faced by those working in the creative fields.
I help individuals in their 20s and 30s who feel lost, stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed. They feel like they have what constitutes a good life, but they are confused about why they are unhappy and feel unfulfilled. I help clients uncover all the ways they are being held back from being happier and more successful in their careers and life. Through my practice, I help people find direction, purpose, strength, happiness, and more in control of their life.
Feeling like you don’t fit in is stressful, isolating, and leads to fatigue. You’re left trying to figure out what to do next with very little support to guide you. Our society has rigid expectations that we can't help but internalize. As a cis gay man, I understand how isolating and frustrating this can be. I approach therapy with a warm, curious, and empathic style. You deserve to be understood and have deeper clarity.
While I work with a wide range of folks, I tend to be the person folks come to when other therapies haven't worked. Relational Somatic Psychotherapy is a deep and powerful therapeutic approach. It works at a very deep and primal level. We combine neuro-biologically informed treatment with mindfulness, movement, traditional talk therapy, drama therapy and more, all in the container of our relationship.
I treat all forms of Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Grief/loss and many other issues. I am trained in EMDR and Couples therapy processing. If you suffer from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, or a repeating of old patterns, then EMDR could work for you. Clients that have been in therapy for years using other modalities are often surprised at how quickly they can drop their emotional baggage and create the life they want. I look forward to working with you.
My clients are individuals who are doubting, questioning, deconstructing, deconverting, and/or recovering from religion. They are people seeking compassionate, evidence-based support to help them heal trauma related to adverse religious experiences. They seek skills and support in self-discovery, self-connection, and self-expression.
Sexuality & pleasure are stigmatized, this plays into how we feel about ourselves, our bodies. I specialize in sex, intimacy and relationship issues specifically undoing harmful stories which no longer work for us, which hold us back, harm us. I work to re-educate, and then to empower. I work with clients to signifcantly reduce distress and undo longer standing concerns. Find your truth and build on that!
Do you feel like you are losing control? Have you been feeling down, anxious or overwhelmed? Are you having communication issues with somebody in your life? If any of these apply to you, don’t worry. You are not alone and I want to help! Taking the first step in your emotional healing can be the hardest. Life is full of ups and downs; sometimes we need a little extra help to get through it. Like the lighthouse, I would like to guide you through your healing journey. You can count on me
I offer a space that centers healing for People of Color but is open to ALL folks on their healing journey. I have an expertise in: supporting people with sexual challenges (sexual compulsivity/ sexual anorexia/sexual dysfunctions), those involved in or curious about BDSM/kink, polyamory/ethical non-monogamy, Gifted Adults/Highly Sensitive People. I also help people with understanding and moving through intergenerational & complex trauma.
The challenges my clients face span a wide spectrum, encompassing issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, coping with traumatic events, managing OCD, and navigating the complex terrain of grief. I am dedicated to providing a supportive and inclusive space where individuals from all backgrounds can find understanding, healing, and personal growth. Whatever your journey may involve, I am here to help you navigate and overcome the obstacles on your path to well-being.