We all carry within us a dream, a purpose, a strength that flows, like water through our veins and every part of our being. It even flows through fear, pain, disappointment and all sorts of perceived failure. It gives meaning to life. It heals. It inspires. DreamWell LLC was born out of my dream to facilitate healing and to positively impact the lives of others. I hope to empower and support you in addressing the issues that have interrupted the flow of your personal and professional life and dreams.
Over the past 10 years I have supported hundreds of people facing various mental and physical limitations to overcome them and focus more on realizing their highest potential. My expertise in disabilities significantly broadens my understanding of persons facing a variety of issues.
In practice, I am a mental health professional with a unique specialty in disabilities. If you are experiencing mental or physical limitations that are significantly disabling to you and your family, you are familiar to me. You will be received with compassion and understanding.
Call or Email Shonda J Pertilla for a free phone consultation now - (202) 510-9742


  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • School: Argosy University
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License No. and State: PRC14224 District of Columbia


  • Avg Cost (per session): $110 - $300
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • AmeriHealth
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Health Services for Children with Special Needs
  • Humana
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Performance Plus EAP
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Commission On Rehabilitation Counselor Certificati/CRC No.00114379
  • Certificate Date: 2011
  • Certificate: International Commission on Health Care Certificat/Certified Life Care Planner
  • Certificate Date: 2014


  • Relationship Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Spirituality


  • Academic Underachievement
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Med/Psychosocial Aspects of Disabilities
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Gay Issues

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American, Other Racial or Ethnic Background


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Jungian
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Transpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2015