Shawn Eaton, Therapist in Michigan — Zencare
Shawn  Eaton
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Shawn Eaton


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Michigan Accepting Online
Updated August 31, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Life coaching

Professional statement

Shawn Eaton is a Social Worker located in Union Lake, MI. Shawn specializes in helping clients who have behavioral roadblocks that keep them from living comfortable, balanced lives. Some of Shawn’s clients engage in addiction, whether that’s to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, or more. Other clients suffer from the impacts of ADHD or OCD, where their behaviors control their lives and leave them feeling exasperated with themselves. Shawn also works with clients who have a high level of anxiety that makes it difficult for them to engage in social activities, which can impact employment.

Shawn’s approach to therapy begins with building a strong therapeutic relationship with his clients. He gets to know clients’ backgrounds and stories throughout the first several sessions, as he learns what their goals are for therapy and what they believe their greatest challenge is. He then introduces cognitive behavioral strategies into sessions, teaching clients how to identify harmful thought patterns or behavioral triggers that cause them to feel out of control. He helps clients better understand their motivation for change and prepare themselves for major behavioral modifications to create a healthier life. Clients also learn helpful coping skills for moments of distress.

Shawn earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from Wayne State University. He is a warm, respectful therapist who doesn’t believe in stigmatizing labels. He has close to a decade of experience in the mental health field and strives to help clients achieve their goals intentionally and with self-compassion.

Message to clients

I am a behavioral health therapist licensed in Michigan with four years’ experience working as a psychotherapist and nine years experience as a volunteer and in a mentor capacity in recovery programs. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don’t believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling.

I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, ADHD, substance abuse, and a variety of personality disorders. I currently offer Telehealth sessions (audio or video), and messaging options.

I’m glad that you’ve decided to take that step toward empowerment and personal growth. I know that it takes courage! I’m here to support and help. I look forward to working with you.


Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Blue Care Network of Michigan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicaid
  • Optum
  • Priority Health
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (55min)


Online Sessions (Michigan)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-5pm
  • Tue 10am-5pm
  • Wed 10am-5pm
  • Thu 10am-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Rising Recovery PLC, Owner/Master Level Therapist, 2020 - Present
Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery, Master Level Therapist, 2016 - 2020

MacBap, CAADC, 2017
Wayne State University, Master of Social Work, 2016


Michigan: 6801105681