Shana'e Caldwell Cole

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In Eastern Time

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

A key component of the therapeutic relationship is trust. This may seem cliché but most can't trust their spouse, mom, or even their dog. So trusting a complete stranger is complex.

What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?

The biggest barrier for people to seek and access care is knowing where to go to get care. There are ads and commercials for medication but rarely do I see the same for therapy. It's like it the unspoken thing people do but it's okay to take diabetes medication. Therapy needs the same attention as all other services. The stigma for therapy is a barrier for people to obtain therapy as well. The fact that therapy is not advertised people have to ask around. However, therapy sometimes has a stigma associated in some cultures. Remote therapy is way to break that stigma barrier and provide more access to people that wouldn't leave their home for a therapy session.

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

The approach I use is therapy is eclectic and creative which are pieces of my personality. It is important that the individuals that I work with to foster change have an opportunity to experience fun during their remote session. Although, they could experience hard events in their life people come to therapy to be uplifted and inspire to change.


Academic challenges


Adolescent mental health

Adoption & foster care

Child mental health

General Expertise



Work Stress

Relationship Issues



Social Anxiety




First Session


Family Therapy


Group Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Individual Session

Group Session



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Strength Based Therapy


Eclectic Therapy

Integrative Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy

Structural Family Therapy


Graduate degree from Fordham University in Social Work

Work History

Most of my work has been with children, adolescents, and families. However, I have worked with adults in an integrative approach in the medical setting. I have assisted individual with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and chronic illnesses set concrete and goals. These individuals have been able to improve the quality their quality of life.