Shawn James is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Rochester, NY. Shawn is passionate about helping individuals who suffer to manage their anxiety, anger, or feelings of disconnection from others. Many of Shawn’s clients turn to substances to self-medicate their depression, which creates damage in their relationships, physical health, and emotional wellbeing. Shawn supports these clients to reconnect with their inner selves and process through the difficult feelings that arise. She is particularly passionate about working with the Black or African American, Indigenous, and other minority groups.
Shawn’s approach to therapy incorporates elements of many evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and others. She teaches clients about mental health and encourages them to reflect on their feelings, backgrounds, needs, and desires. Her style is approachable, down-to-earth, and humorous, as she loves to make therapy sessions a comfortable, compassionate space.
Shawn earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Roberts Wesleyan College. She takes a strengths-based, person-centered approach to therapy and values holistic balance across all areas of one’s life, including physical and spiritual health.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
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
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 9 years
Shawn James, LCSW, P.C., Therapist, 2020 - Present
Roberts Wesleyan College, Master of Social Work, 2015
New York: 102782
New York: 092899
This virtual group focuses on nurturing mental, spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being through supportive discussions and therapeutic exercises, fostering a sense of sisterhood and empowerment.