It is impossible to overstate the positive effect that Shana has had on my life. Finding her is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. After experiencing two life-altering traumas within a span of six weeks, I felt like I was drowning. I had intense flashbacks where I would re-experience the events of those days. I could not focus, could hardly even function in my day-to-day life. All I knew was that I needed help, from someone who could enable me to articulate the pain and devastation and help me find a way forward. During our first in-person meeting, I was absolutely astonished by Shana’s empathy, compassion, and incredible intuition. In her presence, whether virtual or in-person, it became possible to reclaim my life from the destructive intensity of my PTSD and grief. Shana creates a space within which you have the freedom and the safety to explore issues to their very core, providing you with a framework for understanding and processing the ways that trauma has re-shaped you. Shana is not shy about calling you out when you are avoiding or resisting digging into or resolving an issue, but she will not push you beyond what you are capable of handling. Shana’s approach blends compassion, humor, deep insight, and her fierce belief that every single one of her clients can emerge from their trauma with new strength and resilience, fueled by the practices she teaches and the ideas she uncovers with each individual. By helping me to identify and process the way that my traumas have impacted my brain and my behaviors, Shana helped me rediscover so much about myself that I had lost. Working with her is nothing short of transformative.
From day one, Shana has always been in my corner. As someone who is recovering from trauma, I struggle to trust and let people in. But, through her consistent support and compassion, Shana has made it past my walls and really knows the true me. She challenges me when I'm not being honest with myself, validates my emotions, and provides me with a safe space to heal. Even though I've only met with Shana virtually, I feel as if I known her in person for years. Her ability to see me has made me feel safe and understood during the whirlwind of the last year. I would highly recommend Shana to friends, family, and anyone needing an invaluable support system.
I have been through countless therapists and psychiatrists over the years. Many helped along the way, but I still struggled. Although it might not have shown on the outside, as I succeeded in my career and appeared happy, I was only surviving. I came to Shana because I saw that she worked specifically with individuals with trauma. I may have rolled my eyes a time or two (or more), and pushed back but she was patient with me along the way. Unlike any other counselor I had been to, she saw me for who I am. She knew when I was hiding from the truth and running from difficult memories. She knew when I was lying. She called me on it all. It's been over a year since I started seeing her, in-person and virtually. During this time, I had amazing days and really crappy ones. My aunt, my uncle, my grandmother and one of my closest friends died during this time. We processed it all. Today, I'm able to sleep without medicine, dream without nightmares, and grieve without feeling as though I might break. I cannot adequately express the relief and gratitude I have felt since I started working with her. I can breathe deeply, possibly for the first time, and I truly thank her for it.
Shana has been my therapist for almost 3 years now. I felt almost as comfortable with her the first day as I do now - and I share that to illustrate just how warm, compassionate, and empathetic she is, how immediately she can make clients feel at ease. Of course, you don't always feel at ease in therapy. There have been a number of days I've left feeling out of sorts. But that's because she helped me turn over stones that'd been left undisturbed for too long. The best therapy is to help us deal with issues we can't ourselves, and that can often be painful, but Shana is absolutely someone I feel safe being that vulnerable around.
She's also totally fair; you know she's in your corner, but she won't hesitate to point out times that you're being unfair, to yourself or others: which, again, is a vital thing to confront in therapy. Our sessions are primarily focused on my own issues I want to work through, but the couple times I've brought my husband I would feel briefly consternated, because I wanted her to be in my corner - as she is - but instead she is fair to us both and wouldn't let me steamroll him. It's something I need pointed out, and makes me appreciate her all the more.
I've been seeing Shana through teletherapy for the past year, and I love it. It makes it even easier to see her, as I can do it with my daughter home, just occupied in another room. It let me have a session even when I was out of town for a period of time. Shana is flexible, understanding, incisive, intuitive, relatable, and really just everything anyone would need for a therapist. I couldn't recommend her more highly.
Shana provides a warm, welcoming, and compassionate environment for all clients. Her expertise and commitment to addressing trauma and other behavioral health conditions make her a vital asset to the mental health community. She is constantly growing professionally in order to be the best provider she can be for all of her clients. I always say I wouldn’t refer a client to a provider I wouldn’t refer one of my family members too, and with Shana, I would refer my family to her!
Shana is an amazing therapist!! She really listens to what you have to say and will consider it all when trying to help with issues. I have been in therapy for a year and a half and it has been so much help. Shana keeps me from discounting myself and will help me progress through my problems. Her tips are so helpful and she explains them in an understandable way that makes sense. Scheduling is super easy; Shana is pretty flexible and can help me schedule sessions that fit into my own schedule. She is absolutely incredible at what she does and is a great therapist.
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