I specializes in compassionate Christian professional counseling for individuals, couples and families. My mission is to my clients raise their self-awareness about their talents, abilities, gifts and how they can exercise faith to achieve their personal and professional goals.
My therapeutic approach is a combination of sound Biblical guidance with a psycho-dynamic approach that emphasizes cognitive behavioral therapy to support the whole person (biological, psychological, sociological and spiritual).
I graduated in December 2003 from the University of Illinois at Chicago Jane Addams School of Social Work with my Master’s Degree in Social Work. I have over 20 years of experience working with couple's in the U.S., the United Kingdom, and Canada. I have counseled couple's through stressful transitions. My approach to treatment integrates aspects of many different therapeutic approaches, based on the unique needs of my clients and their situation. I have received specialized training in the following areas, including grief, life transitions, care giver stress, post traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, family systems, concurrent disorders, and chronic pain. Shawn is trained in numerous therapeutic modalities including: Cognitive Processing Therapy, Short Solution Based Counseling, Emotionally Focused Individual and Couple’s Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy, Prolonged Exposure .
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LCSW #SW14061 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
Shawn is very compassionate, kind and directive. She gets back to me in a timely matter. Glad she is here for me.
I am a mature, professional that researched Faithful Counseling and after completing a specific list of questions was matched with Shawn North. I have had therapy throughout my life with some very qualified professionals addressing my PTSD Trauma and Childhood abuse. I was matched with Shawn North. Her analysis in writing simply based on my answers was quite impressive as I have read and tried everything to help myself - even hitting rock bottom several times throughout the past 15 years.
My first video conference felt as though I had know her for years. Better yet, she is the first professional that really was able to quickly access the damage but also totally focused on the approach of overcoming them and changing the way we process and think about the past. I have never connected more in one hour than I have with Shawn North. It was such a huge relief to finally find someone that I know not only cares, but is very qualified at helping us become the best we can possibly be after much destruction. I know that faith also played a big part in this. I can't wait to speak with her again - it's like really something I look forward to and what she says stays with me the entire week - and I truly practice what she is teaching me.