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LaShara ShawLCPC

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Availability

In Central Time

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What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

It appears to be abundantly apparent that a critical factor of the therapeutic relationship is the relationship focus. Clients and counselors must engage in ongoing feedback and adjustment to curate effective behaviors and compassionately validate their changes. I hope to commit to processing information with the most effective interventions flexibly.

How does collaboration with other providers play into your work?

I feel that collaborative therapy is useful because it allows clients and counselors to come together to form a comprehensive action plan for positive changes. I think that individuals, families, groups, and systems have hopes and aspirations. I aim to discuss options with the clients and consult with experts from various fields to promote a purposeful partnership to map out the best progress path.

Is there any research-based work you’ve done that you found particularly exciting, and how has that informed your practice today?

Research about processing life transitions, overwhelming distress, and emotional bonds appeals to me. I find that our minds remember foundational connections that contribute to the way we connect with other people. We tend to search for something to make life feel full while juggling the tension of best case and worse case scenarios. I am interested in assisting my clients across the lifespan in understanding the power of presence, expression and making room to acknowledge life’s suffering. Personal meaning for one’s life is subject to reconstruction along the way.

Specialties

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

Stress

Trauma

Coping Skills

General Expertise

Relationship Issues

Aging related concerns

Attachment issues

Chronic illness

College & graduate student issues

Life transitions

Mood disorders

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Fees

First Session$130
Family Therapy$130
Couples Therapy$130
Group Therapy$130
Individual Therapy$130

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Family Session

Group Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Attachment-Based Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Eclectic Therapy

Existential Therapy

Training / Certifications

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Licensure

  • Illinois, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, 180012750

Education

Doctoral Candidate, Christian Counseling, Liberty University

Master of Arts, Biblical Studies, Colorado Christian University

Master of Science, Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation, Illinois Institute of Technology

Work History

Initially, I worked for disability advocacy, and I engaged in school settings. I have been fortunate to engage with clients spanning from two years old to individuals in their 90s. Also, I was able to engage in behavioral therapy, play therapy, and then I segued to talk-therapy used in conjunction with committed action. Processing situations and practicing skills in the natural environment can contribute to an improved quality of life. In turn, I have seen individuals learn techniques to manage distress, engage in emotional regulation, and improve the moment across environments. I have practiced in-home services, school services, clinic-based services, and remote work. Choosing Therapy is a fantastic platform to offer telehealth sessions to meet clients where they are, prioritize awareness, and gauge willingness to meet their goals. I look forward to supporting you on your journey.

Frequently Asked Questions About LaShara Shaw, LCPC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. LaShara Shaw, LCPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is LaShara Shaw accepting new clients?

Yes, LaShara Shaw is accepting new clients.

Does LaShara Shaw accept insurance?

No, LaShara Shaw does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does LaShara Shaw offer?

LaShara Shaw offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does LaShara Shaw offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Illinois can book LaShara Shaw for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does LaShara Shaw offer online therapy?

Yes, LaShara Shaw offers online therapy to people in Illinois.

How quickly can I see LaShara Shaw?

LaShara Shaw typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does LaShara Shaw speak?

LaShara Shaw conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with LaShara Shaw online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with LaShara Shaw online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.