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Shaunah is a part-time staff counselor. She is a native of East Tennessee. She graduated with her BSW and MSW degrees from ETSU, where she currently teaches courses within the Department of Social Work. Shaunah has worked in a variety of clinical atmospheres, including residential substance abuse treatment, transitional living services for young adults and adolescents, inpatient psychiatric services, as well as the college counseling center setting.
Shaunah is passionate about helping college students. She believes that college is a crucial time for exploring and understanding the self, developing relationships with others, creating boundaries, and learning to live a life full of balance and joy. In counseling sessions Shaunah uses an eclectic,client-centered approach, tailoring her framework and techniques to what the client feels is most important. She enjoys providing relaxation training in session, exploring family dynamics, uncovering core beliefs, helping clients learn to challenge unhelpful thinking, teaching assertiveness training, exploring personality, using mindfulness, and implementing other cognitive behavioral techniques. Shaunah believes that the therapeutic relationship is the most important piece of counseling and uses her relationship with clients to validate and explore experiences with a non-judgmental, affirming, and accepting attitude. Her professional interests include working with people who experience anxiety and panic attacks, issues related to grief and loss, crisis intervention, motherhood, postpartum depression, trauma, social anxiety, and phobias.
Shaunah considers herself a "major foodie." In her free time she enjoys making soap, diffusing oils, spending time with her family, reading memoirs, experimenting with new meals, traveling, making memories, and watching her favorite shows.