LCSW, CSAC, ICS
Shaffer Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Counseling
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor. I have always dreamed of serving others in a private practice setting and have finally begun the journey to fulfill my dream. After working in the field of mental health and substance abuse for over 20 years I developed Shaffer Counseling & Consulting LLC!
My passion is guiding others to become the best version of self they can be. By using an eclectic approach to therapy, I create an atmosphere of unconditional acceptance, compassion, and strength. I believe every person has the ability to change and has intrinsic worth. Some of the therapy models I utilize are person-centered, cognitive behavioral, trauma informed, motivational interviewing, family systems, harm reduction, and strengths-based approach. I believe there is more than one way for all of us to achieve the goals we set for ourselves.
I enjoy working with people of all ages on a variety of “stuck points” that are preventing them from living life to the fullest. Our past does not need to define our future and as we work on healing from trauma, anxiety, depression, or substance use our fears no longer keep us living in the past. Each one of us is a story waiting to be told and we get to decide how the story ends!