Shawn began his career working in the Santa Clara County public health sector working with individuals, families and groups using CBT, Solution Focused, and Existential/humanistic approaches to assist in the reduction or elimination of life distress associated with family challenges, mental health and addiction issues.
Wanting to broaden his scope of practice Shawn returned to school to continue his education in pursuit of licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Since then, he has had the opportunity to continue working with children, adolescents, adults and families addressing a wide range of issues such as ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Conduct Disorder, Parenting, Co-parent counseling, Marital problems, Criminal Behavior, adult and adolescent Bi-polar Disorder, Special Education, PTSD, Eating Disorders, and the effects of trauma, neglect, and abuse.
Shawn has worked in both the public and private sector and he is comfortable working with families and individuals, adults and adolescents. He believes in matching the therapeutic approach to the individual who presents for therapy so that they get the most out of their time together. He is influenced by CBT, humanistic/ existential and Solution Focused approaches most commonly.