Shawn OakLicensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT (KY/IN), LCSW (IN), ACS
I help people live their life authentically, on their terms. Assisting them to recognize their core needs, desires, & their genuine values.
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Dealing with the daily struggles of life doesn't have to be faced alone. Focusing on self-growth and resiliency leads to tangible changes in our lives and fosters a mind-body connection. Whether you want to focus on a specific issue or seek proactive change in your life, seeking help is the first step. I'm here to guide that change while helping us focus on measurable results to improve your life. Please scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your contact information to have a conversation.
If you’re struggling with life transitions, stress, feel traumatized, grief, anxiety, depression, women’s or lgbtq+ issues, gender expression/dysphoria, or just looking for ongoing therapy, I’m holding a safe space for you
It's my opinion (and research supports this) that building supportive spaces where individuals can explore their authentic selves and change unhelpful patterns is the most effective way to do therapy. I support the well-being of adults and adolescents experiencing overwhelming emotions, challenging histories, and complex mental health problems. All too often we trade expressing our genuine selves for safety, which can lead to blame, resentment, anxiety, and inexplicable grief.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, have difficulties focusing, continuously putting others before yourself, lacking confidence or often have thoughts of comparison? These challenges often impact self-esteem and self worth, which may contribute to increased anxiety or depression. I work with individuals struggling with ideas of perfectionism.
Being human is often tough. Sometimes we lose our way and can feel stuck and overwhelmed. Sometimes we would like to change parts of our lives or ourselves but don’t know how. Therapy can be an empowering way to promote healing, growth, and wellness. Often, we initially seek treatment to address a specific concern and then begin to uncover other areas of our lives in which we want to make meaningful change. My goal is for this process to feel supportive, affirming, and appropriately challenging.
Your children are a source love and light and it is disheartening when you just can't seem to connect together. Perhaps their big feelings put you on edge or make you avoid going out in public. Or perhaps you've noticed your child isn't as happy as they once were. Let's bring the light back into the home. Together we can build and strengthen your relationship. Let's find time to for you to enjoy one another again.
It is important that we all feel seen and heard; we need that more than ever before. We need spaces created for us to heal wounds developed from adverse and traumatic experiences. We need room to acknowledge and address our pain. We need opportunity for self—self-reflection and expression. Leavell Counseling, LLC is committed to providing quality counseling services to individuals desiring more—more growth and more change. I look forward to supporting you in your process of growth and change.
My sessions are a space for clients to safely explore their feelings, learn new ways to cope with stress, feel validated and supported, and improve their relationships. My clients are people facing challenges like anxiety, depression, difficulty managing their feelings, life transitions, and codependency. I also work with individuals in recovery and those questioning their relationship with alcohol, drugs, or other self-sabotaging behaviors.
Are you feeling sad, lacking energy, and feeling like something is wrong all of the time? Has your mood been up and down and you've found it As a client you will have a comfortable safe space to share freely without judgment. You can discuss substance use and if and why that might have increased for you recently. You can discuss any recent stressful life changes resulting in increased anxiety or depression. You can talk about sadness, fear, regret, and the feelings of all shapes and sizes.
Stuck. Overwhelmed. Burned out. Numb. Invisible. Frustrated. Lonely. Misunderstood. Feeling behind. Nagging Doubts. Procrastinating. Shame. Fear of making mistakes. Hiding your self. Lost. Empty. Confused. You aren't sure how you got here. This isn't the life you imagined. You are searching for RELIEF. You’ve already tried what you know to feel better & still feel stuck. Does any of this feel familiar? I know that it IS possible to live the life you want. You DESERVE to feel solace and thrive!
If you have ADHD, you're not broken—although it may often feel that way. If you're a neurodivergent (ND) person who has spent years trying to function the way neurotypical (NT) people do, you know that a lot of the advice you receive doesn’t seem to work. It's hard to solve ND problems using NT solutions. I can help you learn more about your ADHD patterns, identify areas in your life where ADHD is most challenging, and teach you effective strategies & techniques for managing your challenges.
Most people will find themselves at one time or another experiencing trauma, difficult life transitions, or just feeling stuck. Maybe you've always struggled in relationships, or are just going through a difficult time and feel as though you've lost yourself. I will come alongside you to help accomplish your goals, start to understand yourself, and overall, feel better.
Working with those who are dealing with issues related to anxiety, complex trauma, sex, and sexuality, my therapeutic approach incorporates compassion and progress at your pace. I do not work with insurance companies but can offer you paperwork to seek reimbursement for out-of-network services.