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Shaquwanda Chew LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Shaquwanda Chew Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Central Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a woman of color, I understand the importance of being heard and understood as well as understanding the disparities people of color face on a daily basis.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Shaquwanda Chew is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about assisting adolescents, adults, and families in recognizing their strengths to utilize in overcoming obstacles. Shaquwanda likes to use a person-centered approach because she believes in meeting her clients where they are at. Shaquwanda specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, major life transitions, and family issues/conflict. Shaquwanda's goal is to collaborate with her clients to help them become their best selves, in helping them to reach their full potential in life, and the quality of life they desire to attain. Shaquwanda completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Southern University at New Orleans. She has worked in the mental health field in many different areas including as a mental health technician, case manager, housing specialist, and clinician. She also has experience in different mental health settings such as inpatient, outpatient, residential, and community-based services. Her broad range of professional experiences allows Shaquwanda to connect with clients of all races, cultures, sexual orientations, and gender identity backgrounds. Shaquwanda utilizes treatment approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and person-centered therapy. Seeking mental health treatment can be intimidating and scary. However, it also shows that you are proactive about health and wellness. Shaquwanda is here to provide a safe space to those who are looking to improve their overall mental, physical, and emotional health and well-being. If you are ready to improve your quality of life and operate in your authentic self, schedule an appointment with her today!





Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

General Expertise




Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP




First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing


  • Louisiana, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 13076


Master of Social Work, Southern University at New Orleans

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

Frequently Asked Questions About Shaquwanda Chew, LCSW

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

Is Shaquwanda Chew accepting new clients?

Yes, Shaquwanda Chew is accepting new clients for online therapy in Louisiana and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Lafayette, 1602 West Pinhook Road Suite 102, Lafayette, LA, 70508.

Does Shaquwanda Chew accept insurance?

Yes, Shaquwanda Chew accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Shaquwanda Chew offer?

Shaquwanda Chew offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Shaquwanda Chew offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Shaquwanda Chew offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Lafayette, 1602 West Pinhook Road Suite 102, Lafayette, LA, 70508.

Does Shaquwanda Chew offer online therapy?

Yes, Shaquwanda Chew offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Louisiana.

How quickly can I see Shaquwanda Chew?

Shaquwanda Chew typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Shaquwanda Chew speak?

Shaquwanda Chew conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Shaquwanda Chew online?

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