Dr. Shenell’s Approach

I’ve dubbed myself as a Resilience & Growth Psychologist

My approach involves acceptance-based behavior therapy, positive psychology, as well as mind-body and expressive arts interventions.  I provide services to women and girls ages 9 and older who struggle with low self-esteem, anxiety, stress, and depression.

I’m especially passionate about working with women and girls ages 5 and older who struggle with low self-esteem, anxiety, stress, and depression.

In my practice, I strive to highlight relative strengths and help clients better understand areas of weakness. By assessing both strengths and weakness, a more complete profile of each individual is possible.  

We often ask ourselves “Why?” I help with that question, and also challenge and support my clients to emerge from the “Why Zone” and into the practicality of how s/he can support themselves as they grow and develop.

Quite frankly, I feel really good as a strengths-based practitioner. It aligns with my core. I prefer to illuminate what’s done well, rather than harp incessantly on negatives. I feel that we do enough of that to ourselves[insert: harsh inner critic].

Who wants to spend time discussing their faults without knowing that “they see me for who I am and not just what I’ve done.” Once individuals feel sufficiently seen, they are willing to open up and be vulnerable. This is quite powerful! Only then, will folks allow their vulnerabilities to be poked and prodded

I believe that once individuals feel sufficiently seen, they are willing to open up and be vulnerable. This is quite powerful! It is only after this that folks allow their vulnerabilities to be poked and prodded at.

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