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Shauna Chacon holds a Master of Science degree and is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC).She has 12 years of experience as a licensed therapist and over 20 years working with complex family systems in varied settings, including the court system and educational settings.  Shauna has worked in an outpatient setting and provided in-home therapeutic services to families at-risk for out of home placements. Shauna enjoys working with adolescents, as she truly appreciates their honesty and humor. Shauna connects with her clients by establishing a relationship based on trust, compassion, and humor in order to build an alliance to help the client understand “we are on the same team!”

 Shauna has expertise in the following areas: anxiety, depression, self-harm, trauma, adoption, attachment issues, shame, low self-esteem, ADHD and substance abuse. Shauna helps adolescents and their families learn to improve their communication in order to strengthen their relationship. She helps clients understand core issues that drive unhealthy behaviors and explore ways to change the behavior. This understanding creates the space for hope to blossom in order to improve the relationships within their lives. while increasing their sense of self and confidence.

Shauna uses a variety of therapeutic models, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), MI (Motivational Interviewing), TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy), SFBT (Solution Focused Brief Therapy), Family Systems Therapy, and ERP (Exposure Response Prevention).

Shauna has been married 30-plus years. She and her husband have raised four boys -- who are now adults. In her off-time, Shauna loves spending time with her grandchildren, doing photography and reading.

Get to know Shauan by watcing this webinar she hosted titled Staying Out of The Triangle