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About Me

Experienced. Licensed. Supportive.

 

I have eight years of counseling experience in diverse clinical settings including family centers, methadone clinics, drug rehabilitation centers, and universities.  

 

I love therapy because I believe it is the perfect problem-solving option for people searching for a confidential and effective support system outside of family and friends. My approach to therapy is highly structured, evidence-based, and comprehensive.

 

In addition to specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness, I offer a seven-week coaching program titled Holistic Wellness Restoration (HWR). The HWR program helps clients to identify their emotional strengths and to remove barriers to love, success, and peace. If you are averse to traditional forms of therapy or want to experience significant results in a short period of time, HWR may work for you.  

 

Regardless of where you are in your journey, I will work with you to create the perfect strategy to help you accomplish your goals.  Clients who graduate from therapy report healthier relationships, improved job satisfaction, and personal insights into behaviors that they did not have prior to treatment. 

 

I earned my bachelor’s degree at The University of Virginia before obtaining a master’s degree at Columbia University with a focus on clinical counseling.  Additionally, I received post-graduate certification at Harvard Medical School and the Center for Practice Innovations at Columbia Psychiatry New York State Psychiatric Institute.

 

I began my clinical experience working as a middle school counselor in 2010 within the Ivy Preparatory School League.  As a counselor, I helped individuals and families to acclimate to new, affluent environments and to manage rigorous academic workloads.

 

In 2011,  I became the youngest program director in New York City to launch a clinic initiative for adults and children at Citicare, Inc., in Harlem. 

 

After graduation, I worked at several drug and alcohol addiction clinics including ACI Chemical Dependency Treatment Center and Methadone Clinic of Westchester. As an addiction therapist, I worked with a team of psychiatrists, psychologists, and peer drug counselors to facilitate group and individual therapy sessions using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness.

 

I continued to build my private practice part-time in New York City until April 2018, when I moved to Virginia to be with my family.  

February 28, 2018

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February 20, 2018

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Fees: Can I afford therapy?

I do accept Aetna, Cigna and Anthem. I firmly believe that therapy should be affordable.  I encourage my clients to pay for therapy using their HSA, HRA, EAP, or Benny’s benefits. Alternatively, if a client must pay out of pocket,  I will provide all necessary paperwork (superbill) to submit a reimbursement request to your insurance company through www.getbetter.co. 

Please contact me if you have any questions:

shea@sheagrahamlcsw.com

233 Hydraulic Ridge Road, Suite 101

Charlottesville, Va. 22902

(434) 202-4155