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Shane Lanzo

Shane Lanzo

22 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW - VA) (LICSW – D.C.) with over 22 years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and older adults in both inpatient and outpatient medical and community settings. I received my Undergraduate Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and my Master's Degree in Social Work from New York University (NYU). I consider myself to be an authentic, genuine, sincere individual who is deeply intuitive & empathic and who wants nothing more than for individuals who come for treatment to be relieved of their anguish, anxiety, acute depression, relationship conflicts & struggles, PTSD symptoms, and any other form of angst, suffering, or psychic pain that they may bear. My wish for clients is to be freed of the weight of their burdens & baggage.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

For starters, I will meet you right where you are. You need not move an inch. I believe that you will find my therapeutic interactions to be genuine, authentic, and non-judgmental. I believe that you will feel safe and cared for in my presence, by my energy, and in my approach. I believe that you will find me easy to talk to, understanding, and sensitive. When engaging and doing work in therapy, in a committed and dedicated manner, one should notice that the quality of their life will begin to improve in both subtle and not so subtle ways.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I am patient and I am kind. I strive to be present, attuned, to bear witness to one’s narrative, and to provide individuals who I see with a safe space to unearth, process, and make sense of things in their life that have stymied or thwarted them, resulting in undesirable patterns of thought, behaviors, and or symptoms. The therapeutic relationship, more so than any specific intervention or technique employed, has been proven to be the single most important differential in determining change. The therapeutic relationship is the 'change agent'.

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Attachment Theory emphasizes the critical importance of the primary caregiver's emotional attunement, responsivenss, reliability, predictability, consistency, and ability to provide security, safety, and comfort to their infant from birth until the age of 3.


Psychodynamic Therapy focuses on the unconscious processes that are manifested in the client's present behavior. Psychodynamic Therapy strives to bring self-awareness, mindfulness, and understanding to the client related to the impact and influence that one's past has on one's present behavior.


Eclectic Therapy is an approach that draws on multiple and the most relevant theoretical orientations, techniques, and evidence-based treatment modalities to formulate a tailored and individualized treatment plan.

Trauma Informed Care

Trauma Informed Care is an awareness of how trauma impacts all aspects of one's life. Trauma therapy recognizes the presence of trauma signs and symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma may presently play and may have played in an individual's life. The goal of trauma therapy is to allow someone to process their feelings and emotions connected to the traumatizing event and to no longer allow the event to adversely impact or affect one's daily life. Trauma recovery is believed to occur in (3) main stages: safety and stabilization; remembrance and mourning; and reconnection and integration.


The principle assumption of Interpersonal Psychotherapy is that one's moods and the events in his or her interpersonal world, are interdependent. Interpersonal events, both negative and positive, can lead to mood symptoms that impact or impair a person's interpersonal functioning.