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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In essence, an ideal client for couples therapy is a couple that, despite the challenges and conflicts they face, are united in their effort to seek understanding, healing, and growth. They are ready to embark on a journey of transformation, equipped with respect for each other, commitment to the process, and a willingness to evolve both individually and collectively for the enrichment of their relationship.
Do you find yourself feeling anxious or depressed no matter what you do? You may be struggling with difficult memories, substance abuse or phobias. You may not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for things to change. You’re ready to find some relief. Most of all, you’re ready to break and move forward with your life.
Some challenges that clients bring to our work include anxiety, depression, gender exploration, sexuality, grief/loss, relationships issues, workplace issues, and life transitions. I enjoy working with individuals and couples/non-monogamous partnerships. I have specialized training and experience working with LGBTQIA+ clients and current and former athletes.
I specialize in working with Latinos and other people of color (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) who are working hard, often living and working in White-dominated spaces. Each of my clients has unique struggles and histories that they want to address and finally get past, on their way to the life they're working so hard to create.
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.
You feel like you are on the verge of losing your mind. No matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to quiet your worrying thoughts. On the inside, you probably feel dread in the pit of your stomach as a constant reminder that something bad could happen at a moment's notice. This makes it very hard to concentrate or to let your guard down. Constant worry or intrusive thoughts leave you feeling exhausted and irritable. An unspoken consequence of your anxiety is a defeating sense of shame.
Do you want to get the most out of every day and live your best life? Good health, both physical and emotional, is the key to happiness. Let me help you get there. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (#99995), Florida (#MT3586) and North Carolina (#2544). I have a passion for helping others navigate life’s challenges and build stronger relationships.
As a Chicana (bilingual and bicultural) my aim is to privilege cultural contexts in individual therapy and neuropsych assessments as well as to promote more effective strategies for change. Neuropsychological evaluations consider and assess the relationship between brain and behavior as well as the emotional sequelae of neurological disorders. I work with black, indigenous, and other people of color who struggle with intergenerational/historical trauma in their relationships and everyday life.
Hi! I am a self-esteem, ADHD and body image specialist. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and work with teen and adult individuals, age 17 and above. My passion is in helping individuals struggling with negative body image, executive function issues and/or depression, work on building up their self-esteem, learn about their brain, decrease perfectionism and anxiety, and develop healthy relationships. I help clients develop a deeper sense of self-worth and more fulfilling life.
I've had the honor of working as a therapist since 2011 providing services to individuals, children, teens, adults, couples and families. My professional experience includes providing therapy for survivors of trauma (domestic violence, community violence, abuse, etc), working with anxiety disorders, helping to process phase of life issues, LGBTQ topics. My expertise lies in couples counseling, anxiety, and trauma. I love providing therapy!
You might be feeling stuck due to becoming emotionally disconnected with your partner, having recently endured a break up or have one foot out of the door. You may be have experienced a traumatic event recently or as a child. You may be wrestling with performance anxiety and struggling to perform at your optimal level at work. You want to rediscover confidence, intimacy, purpose and joy. Let me join you in developing effective coping skills to manage life's daily challenges.
Do you feel overwhelmed by stress, anxiety or defeat, as a result of a significant life change or trauma? Maybe a relationship has ended or a new phase of life has just begun. Perhaps you’re living with the long-term effects of abuse, assault, or other traumatic experiences. You may feel unsafe & out of control of your life or emotions. Eventually, these things start to overflow into other areas of life...and yet despite how hard things are right now, you know there’s more to life than this.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome. I foster a safe space to explore areas of self-identity, self-esteem and other existential matters. I support clients experiencing grief, anxiety or depression. I also work with clients looking to heal trauma wounds, kick an addiction, navigate difficult relationships and codependency, or overcome challenging life events and transitions. I enjoy working with first-time dads, providing a space for dads to navigate this significant life transition.
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 specialty is working with adult individuals and couples dealing with relationship issues rooted in trauma; mostly dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), childhood trauma, domestic violence and sexual assault. I work with Black, Indigenous, People of Color. Clients that typically form a strong connection with me are other therapists, their partners, individuals in the LGBTQ community, immigrants and adult children of immigrants (25-50 y/o).