Shalandra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling at Capella University. She is currently a doctoral student at Capella University where she is pursuing her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision.
Shalandra has worked in various clinical settings such as non-profit agencies, community-based mental health, hospital settings, and private practice. She has experience working with clients from various socioeconomic statuses, backgrounds, and cultures. She is committed to providing culturally sensitive, culturally competent clinical work and providing a safe space that is welcoming and supportive.
Shalandra works with clients to explore issues related to self-esteem and self-identity, anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, difficulty with transitions, substance use disorders, and relationships. She has specialized training in marriage and family therapy and is a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator where she works with couples to improve communication, intimacy, closeness, and connection. Shalandra also helps clients to navigate challenges related to separation and divorce, infidelity, blended families, single parenting, dating, and other relationship stressors.
She is passionate about the work she does and strives to build trusting therapeutic relationships with her clients. Shalandra uses an integrative, person-centered approach tailored to meet the specific needs of each client where she incorporates the use of Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. She offers faith-based counseling upon request.