Josette Shine, LCPC, CRC

Every day we face residual effects from past and present traumas. These residual effects then become obstacles which can sometimes take away our livelihood—leaving us feeling defeated, depressed, angry, and lost. I want you to ask yourself this question—when was the last time you felt at peace and what would you do to get that feeling back? As a holistic and culturally sensitive therapist my primary goal is to build a trusting relationship with you to promote comfortability and security. We will then collaborate and draw from all areas of your life to develop a deeper understanding of you and your needs.

From my experience, I’ve learned the best therapeutic approach is an eclectic one. In this safe, non-judgmental space, we will work together to figure out which therapeutic intervention(s) work best for your unique situation. I pull from several modalities, including but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and will soon be trained in EMDR. I have experience with treating symptoms of Depressive Disorders, Mood Disorders, Trauma and Stress-related Disorders, Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders, and Borderline Personality Disorder. I also work with families and couples to help bridge the gaps in communication and understanding to rebuild trust, comfortability, compassion, and closeness.

Together we can explore and understand the reasoning behind prominent issues while working to resolve them. Please do not feel afraid or lose hope. I am here to support and empower you throughout the course of your time here until you reach a point where you can feel empowered on your own. I would be honored to assist you with regaining that feeling of peace you may have been longing for. I am just a phone call away.

What do you want for your clients?

I want them to feel safe, comfortable, and free to discuss anything they’d like. I want them to know they are not being judged and they have someone who really listens to them. I hope our interactions can motivate them and allow them to feel empowered to accomplish the goals they have set for themselves.

What is your approach to family/couples counseling?

My primary role is to be an objective mediator. I would like my clients to know I am not here to pick sides or to make anyone feel less than. I am here to identify goals and issues within your relationship dynamic. I am here to assist you with taking accountability, learning empathy, engaging in trust-building exercises, and developing better communication skills.

What do you do in your free time?

I love spending time with my family and going on dates with my husband. I love going for walks, painting, listening to music, practicing acrylic nail art, playing video games, dancing, and researching topics that pique my interest.

Favorite Quote

“Life is very short. What we have to do must be done in the now.”~ Audre Lorde

 

6 Areas of Specialty


Individual Therapy
Couples Counseling
Depressive Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Trauma and stress-related disorders
EMDR (Pending)

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