Shawn Pham

Accepting Clients

Utilizing Expressive Arts Therapy, ACT, and DBT, I can help you develop the skills to cope with life's stressors, so you can be yourself!

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Fairfax, VA

About My Clients

Many times we navigate through the world feeling lost, alone, and even scared. We may tell ourselves that "nobody understands me," "nobody loves me," or "people have it much worst than I do, so why do I deserve to be kind to myself." Many of us tell ourselves some sort of variation of these things from time to time. Some of us may tell ourselves these statements on the daily basis. Come join me as we explore your relationship with yourself as well as your relationship with others.

My Background and Approach

I have a range of experience working within higher levels of care and cultural-specific community mental health settings with a focus on mood and anxiety disorders, identity-based challenges, academic and career-based stressors, and overall challenges around life transitions. My therapeutic style utilizes expressive arts therapy with DBT, CBT, and beyond. Together, we can build the foundation for making a life worth living as we learn to be kind to ourselves and learn to love both the challenges and the joys in life along your journey towards growth. As we work on your journey towards growth, I provide you with my skills and experience as a clinician to empower you in your healing process.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

On top of working in counseling, I have also worked in community advocacy, community building and event coordinating. I have served on two nationwide nonprofit boards and am currently a board member of the Northwest Creative & Expressive Arts Institute. I have spoken and hosted several nationwide events related to mental health and the AAPI community. Utilizing my own lived experience, I have led several arts based therapy workshops in the DC, Maryland, Virginia area. There may be times where I reflect upon my life to help you navigate through your current circumstances. In my free time, I spend my days working on my pottery and traveling. Traveling and being a ceramic artist has helped me reflect upon my own identities as I navigate through the world. My hope is that through my identities and skills as an Expressive Arts Therapist, I can help you find yourself and develop the skills needed to be yourself.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Anthem
  • United Healthcare
  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • CareFirst
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $110 - 150/session

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