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Shawn King

Shawn King

(he/him)

LMHC
6 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual

Hi! I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC). I have been a therapist for 6 years treating a multitude of individuals. My purpose as a therapist is to train and discipline the minds of others by study, observation, and reflection. Using various therapeutic approaches mingled with life coaching techniques, each tailored to the individual; my approach to treatment involves cognitive behavioral, existential therapy, and solution-focused therapy, with elements of Gestalt, Gottman, and narrative therapy. For younger clients, I use music, movies and play therapy for treatment.

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

My focus in treatment is improving and sustaining the relationship between client and therapist. It is my goal to express deep and meaningful care for my clients by showing them support, coupled together with the ability to understand my client’s experience and emotions in the here and now.

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

I have the firm belief that we can control our thoughts and that our environment can influence our thoughts either positively or negatively. In my practical approach to treatment, I focus on the importance of understanding what individuals come in contact with and encounter day-by-day, in addition to their thoughts and symptoms they experience. I consider how they look at things and situations they encounter for a "holistic" approach.

About Shawn King

Licensed in

Appointments

Virtual

My treatment methods

Christian Counseling

Christian counseling is a therapeutic practice that aims to integrate an individual's faith and spirituality into the counseling process. This approach takes evidence-based therapeutic methodologies and evaluates them in light of scriptural teachings. The objective of Christian counseling is to aid individuals in addressing their emotional and psychological struggles while also enhancing their spiritual and religious well-being. The integration of Christian beliefs and practices into counseling involves a careful examination of the traditions and values of the Christian community. The counselor collaborates with the client to identify areas of distress or impairment in the individual's life and to develop a plan for addressing these concerns. The counselor will also help the client to identify and explore the role of faith and spirituality in their life, as well as to develop coping mechanisms that are consistent with their beliefs. To achieve these objectives, Christian counseling utilizes a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and interpersonal therapy, among others. These therapeutic approaches are evaluated in the context of the client's specific religious beliefs and practices, with the goal of developing an individualized treatment plan that is both effective and culturally appropriate.

Couples Counseling

As a couples therapist, I provide a range of professional services designed to assist couples in enhancing and repairing their relationships. My expertise in the field allows me to offer comprehensive relationship tune-ups and repairs, as well as pre-marital counseling for those considering marriage. In my practice, I am certified in both the Prepare/Enrich and SYMBIS relationship counseling methodologies. The SYMBIS and SYMBIS+ assessments provide couples with a personalized roadmap to achieving a strong and healthy marriage. By identifying the strengths and weaknesses in a relationship, these assessments allow couples to gain valuable insight and practical tools to create the marriage they desire. The Prepare/Enrich assessment has been recognized as the leading premarital and marriage assessment program for over 40 years. The program continuously adapts and evolves through ongoing research and development, providing couples with the most advanced and effective tools and resources available. My commitment to my clients is to provide them with the most effective and comprehensive services available to assist them in achieving their relationship goals. My extensive training and experience in couples therapy, alongside my certification in Prepare/Enrich and SYMBIS relationship counseling, equip me to offer the highest quality and most professional services to those seeking to enhance or repair their relationships.

Family Therapy

Family therapy is a type of therapy that aims to improve communication and relationships among family members. It is often used to address issues such as conflicts between family members, behavioral problems in children, and mental health issues such as depression or anxiety. Family therapy sessions typically involve all members of the family, and the therapist works to identify and address the underlying issues that are causing problems within the family. By improving communication and understanding, family therapy can help families develop stronger bonds and function more effectively as a unit.

Reality Therapy

The reality therapy approach to counseling and problem-solving emphasizes the importance of present actions in building a better future. This approach encourages individuals to take responsibility for their choices and actions, empowering them to make positive changes in their lives. Through reality therapy, clients are encouraged to recognize that their behaviors and choices have consequences that impact their lives. By taking responsibility for their actions, clients are empowered to make positive changes and take control of their futures. The focus on present actions in reality therapy is intended to help clients identify and address their immediate needs and concerns. By focusing on the present, clients can develop the skills and strategies necessary to build a better future. Central to the success of reality therapy is the establishment of a strong therapeutic relationship between the client and therapist. The therapist works collaboratively with the client to identify goals, develop strategies, and monitor progress. The therapist provides support and guidance throughout the therapeutic process, empowering clients to take control of their lives and make positive changes.

Play Therapy

Play therapy is a therapeutic approach that utilizes play, which is a natural medium of expression for children, to help them communicate their feelings effectively. It provides children with a safe and supportive environment where they can express their emotions through toys, rather than words. Through play therapy, children can explore their feelings, thoughts, and experiences in a non-threatening way. The use of toys, games, and other play materials allows them to express themselves freely without the pressure of having to find the right words to describe their emotions. The therapist's role in play therapy is to create a warm and accepting environment that encourages children to explore their feelings. The therapist provides support and guidance while allowing the child to take the lead in the play. Through this process, the therapist can gain insight into the child's emotions and experiences and help the child develop coping skills and strategies to address their challenges. Play therapy has been found to be effective in treating a range of emotional and behavioral issues in children, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and developmental disorders. It provides children with a safe and supportive space to work through their emotions, build self-esteem, and develop healthy coping skills.