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Shawnta Clarke

Shawnta Clarke


6 years of experience

Greetings, I am a licensed therapist based in Georgia, holding a Master's degree from Capella University and an Ed.S. from Valdosta University. With six years of experience as a nationally certified counselor, I specialize in supporting young adults facing challenges such as depression, anxiety, grief, and various life issues. My primary focus is on empowering and assisting African American women in their journey towards mental well-being.

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

During our initial session, our focus will be on establishing a strong connection and understanding the narrative behind your decision to pursue therapy. Together, we will collaboratively craft a customized treatment plan designed to address your specific needs and goals.

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

As a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, my career journey embodies a commitment to fostering emotional well-being and academic success. With a foundation rooted in compassion and expertise, I've dedicated myself to diverse roles, ensuring holistic support for individuals at various stages of life. My tenure as a School Counselor was marked by the implementation of comprehensive counseling programs aimed at guiding students through personal, academic, and career development. Conducting individual and group sessions, I facilitated preventive interventions, orchestrated seamless grade transitions, and collaborated with educators and parents to address diverse student needs. Transitioning to therapeutic roles, I served as a Program Therapist at Ridgeview Institute, facilitating emotional health and crisis intervention for patients and families. At Latoria Group, Inc., my focus expanded to psychotherapy, empowering clients to navigate traumas, manage stress, and develop healthier coping mechanisms. My impact extended within the educational sphere as a Special Education Teacher, where I meticulously crafted and monitored Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs) to uplift student achievement. During my tenure as a Student Support Specialist, I integrated preventive programs and community collaborations to address behavioral concerns, fostered academic growth, and facilitated targeted interventions for at-risk students. Beyond academia, my career encompasses roles as a Case Manager and Truancy Officer, where I provided intensive support, conducted assessments, and collaborated with agencies to ensure holistic development and support for individuals facing diverse challenges.

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

In my therapeutic approach, I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to assist individuals in reshaping their thought patterns. CBT, a psycho-social intervention, is employed to alleviate symptoms associated with a range of mental health conditions, with a primary focus on addressing issues related to depression and anxiety disorders. Through collaborative exploration and targeted interventions, my goal is to guide clients in transforming their cognitive processes for improved emotional well-being.

Dialectical Behavior (DBT)

In therapy, I incorporate Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to support clients in cultivating acceptance of their thoughts and emotions. Within the sessions, I not only teach personal skills integral to DBT but also emphasize interpersonal skills crucial for fostering healthier relationships. Through this integrative approach, clients learn to navigate and embrace their internal experiences while developing effective tools for enhancing both personal and interpersonal well-being.

Solution Focused Brief Treatment

In my therapeutic practice, I utilize Brief Solution-Focused Therapy (BSFT) to guide clients in identifying and implementing solutions to their challenges through a structured series of steps. This approach emphasizes the current and future aspects of an individual's circumstances and goals, redirecting the focus from past experiences. In the goal-oriented framework of SFBT, the symptoms or issues prompting therapy are not the primary focus; instead, the attention is directed towards collaboratively constructing and working towards achievable objectives.