Shauna SummersLCPC

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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

After your first session with me, I will talk about counseling expectations in general such as confidentiality and cancellation notice needed as well as policies specific to my practice to include reasonable expectations of counseling and to address any concerns or questions you have about counseling. After you have been coming for a while, you can expect that you will have spent time reflecting on different facets of your experience and will have gained more insight. Over time as you gain more insight, you will find that you will be "stuck" on those thoughts less until you don't remember when you last thought about XYZ. ** You can call or email our front desk if you have any questions before setting an appointment, or you can book from my availability in my synced calendar.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I use "evidence-based techniques" that have been found in research to be helpful. This is important because it keeps our profession accountable and restricted from using under-researched techniques that may cause harm because they are unreliable, invalid, or not well understood. - Solution-Focused Therapy - a short-term cognitive technique that is focused on solutions and designed to challenge problematic habitual thought processes - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - explains how thoughts connect to feelings which connect to behaviors and if you change your thoughts you can change your feelings and your behavior - Dialectical Behavioral Therapy - enhances mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation - Enhance Attachment security - Narrative therapy - Bibliotherapy - Neurotherapy

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

ADHD

Eating disorders

Couples

General Expertise

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Family issues

Parenting issues

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Self Harm

Spirituality & religion based issues

Women's issues

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

AvMed

Cigna EAP

Optum

Oscar Health

UMR

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Licensure

IL, LCPC, 180011625