Shonnia Spears, Therapist in Texas — Zencare
Shonnia  Spears

Shonnia Spears

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC National Certified Counselor, NCC
Texas Waitlist Online
Updated April 4, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Life transitions
  • Family issues
  • Parenting

Professional statement

Shonnia Spears is a licensed professional counselor available for virtual sessions. She works with teenagers and adults of all ages. Many of Shonnia’s clients come in to address life transitions, self-confidence, and identity. Shonnia is particularly passionate about serving teenagers, parents, and young adults.

Shonnia is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, in which we examine thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors, understand what is or isn't working, and shift them to healthier habits. In session, Shonnia focuses on listening and unconditional positive regard. This approach supports clients to set their own path to healing and happiness, at their own pace, while feeling heard and empowered.

Shonnia's style is encouraging, non-judgmental, and goal-oriented. When clients first start therapy, she listens to understand the complexities of their lives as an individual.

Shonnia received her M.S. and Ed.S. degrees in counseling from Mississippi State University. Soon after, she became a National Certified Counselor. She has worked with many children and parents involved with Child Protective Services and foster care. Outside of private practice, Shonnia enjoys reading, quilting, and crafting/creating with her family.


Message to clients

You are not alone! My passions are to listen, understand, encourage, empower, guide, heal, and help you discover your best self. In a space free of judgement or shame, I want to remind you of your value and worth. Together we will journey to a place of healing, at your pace.

It is my hope that you can begin to grow through any difficult seasons of your life. I am experienced in fostering the wellness of individuals and families, and would love to help you along the way.

Welcome to the safe place where your healing can begin! Come as you are and allow me to walk beside you to a freedom that is unique to you.


Specialties

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

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

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Shonnia Spears is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (45min)
  • Initial session: $120 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5:30, 6:30
  • Tue 5:30, 6:30
  • Wed 5:30, 6:30
  • Thu 5:30, 6:30
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Zoom Counseling and Rehab, Counselor, 2017 - 2020
Pursuit of Happiness, Counselor, 2018 - 2020

MIssissippi State University, Ed.S., 2012
Mississippi State University, M.S., 2006
Mississippi State University, B.S., 2003


Licensure

Texas: 74992


Languages

English