Shayna Parker

(MSW, LCSW)
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About Me

Hello,
I have been working with adolescents and teens for the past 5 years and in a variety of settings. I started out as a therapist working with teens from 17-21 who were incarcerated using an approach called Moral Reconation Therapy which is a process that tries to alter the way decisions are being made. I then continued my journey with the same non profit organization working with adolescents and their families dealing with substance use, trauma, and mental health. I have been doing this for the last few years and work closely with the family courts, and detention centers trying to stop the cycle of incarceration and substance use. I started my journey with adolescents/teens years ago and have served communities who are historically underserved. I have experience with trauma, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ teen issues, confidence and self esteem and other mental health diagnosis. Here are some of the approaches I tend to use the most.
Person centered- allowing the person to make the choices that will affect their lives along with guidance from the therapist.
Solution focused – Future focused and goal directed, getting to the solution rather than focusing on the problem.
Cognitive Behavioral - challenging and changing negative schemas about self and focusing on improving thoughts, behaviors, and emotion regulation.
A-CRA Adolescent community reinforcement approach - improves access to interpersonal and environmental reinforcers to reduce or stop substance use. Can also be used with adults.
Motivational Interviewing - client centered to elicit behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Domestic Violence , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #2021025415 (Expires: 2022-09-30)

LCSW #105895 (Expires: 2023-10-31)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Shayna for 2 months

She is working out very well with our so. He enjoys talking with her.

Written by J.A. on Aug 06, 2021 after therapy with Shayna for 2 weeks

She is fantastic for my daughter. So thankful we found her!