Through my own life challenges and evolvement, I have learned that with most there is always a solutions, but at first we just don't see it. We don't see the solutions because we get caught up in the drama of the challenge. The worst case scenario or outcome is where we go immediately and therein lies the stress, thoughts, emotions that block one's ability to begin looking for solutions. Once you can let go of the drama and focus on the here and now, instead of the future outcome, the ability to think about what you can do to resolve the challenge and the steps and supports needed to get there usually present themselves. I would like to help you get past the drama and find the solutions for the challenges in your life.

General Information:

Shonda Moore, LSCSW is a State of Kansas licensed clinical social worker and independent practitioner. Shonda received her Master of Social Work degree from The University of Kansas and completed her post-graduate clinical social work supervision at Valeo Behavioral Health Care in Topeka, KS while employed as a psychotherapist. Shonda has 20 years of experience working in a variety of settings (homeless shelters, child welfare—foster care, family preservation, in-home family therapy; community mental health center, hospital emergency room) with people facing life’s many challenges. Shonda works with adolescents (age 12+) and adults. She provides psychotherapy to individuals affected by depression, bipolar, anxiety; have difficulty managing emotions, suicidal thoughts, and self-injuring behaviors, have trauma-related issues of rape, domestic violence, child abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse; involvement in accidents, natural disasters, and military combat, with special emphasis on the assessment, diagnoses, and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/PTSD; attachment, relational, and adjustment issues, motivation/setting goals, life transitions such as young adult and independence, health problems, divorce, empty nest, retirement; grief and loss, identity issues, self-esteem, spiritual/religion issues. Shonda also works with military veterans and their families around issues related to deployment/reintegration.

Specialties:

  • Depression, Biopolar, Anxiety
  • Problems with emotion regulations
  • Suicidal thoughts and Self-injuring behaviors
  • Trauma related issues: rape, domestic violence, child abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, involvement in accidents, natural disasters, military combat
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Life Transitions: young adult becoming independent, divorce, empty nest
  • Grief and Loss
  • Health Problems
  • Identity, Self-esteem
  • Spiritual/Religious concerns
  • Race/Ethnicity concernts
  • Social Workers needing Clinical Supervision