Shawna Lea Pierce, MA, CIT in Saint Louis
I see myself more of a mental and emotional guide who believes in your ability to heal yourself if given a solid foundation. Many people just need someone who is unbiased, a good listener and able to provide skills or point out "blind-spots" in their life. I feel no one is perfect, including myself, so I will not pretend to know all the answers. I feel the counseling relationship is the vehicle to change, insight and creativity. I also like to use mindfulness, humor, "straight talk", art therapy and bibliotherapy to challenge my clients.
I love working with adolescents. I was lucky to work in the Milwaukee Public Schools for 5 years and I realized I wanted to specialize in adolescents. I am a kid-at-heart myself but am also able to treat them with the dignity and respect that they deserve.
When my client walks into my office, they are my number one priority. I will do my best to meet your individual needs and treat you like the unique individual that you are.
Call or Email Shawna Lea Pierce for a free consultation now - (414) 292-9534

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: < 1 Year
  • School: Capella University
  • Year Graduated: 2014
  • Supervisor Name: Ann Ross
  • Supervisor License: #2007012420 Missouri

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $60 - $80
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Capella University/Contemp. Theory in Addictions
  • Certificate Date: 2012
  • Membership: American Counseling Association/Membership ID: 6328674
  • Member Since: 2015

Specialties

  • Child or Adolescent
  • Family Conflict
  • Anger Management

Issues

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis

Sexuality

  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age

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

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 18 May 2016
Shawna Lea Pierce, MA, CIT in Saint Louis

Shawna Lea Pierce

MA, CIT