Hi….I’m Shawn…a love coach and marriage therapist in Tampa. I’m so glad you are the type to research a marriage counselor before scheduling that first appointment. When I seek providers..you better believe I look up every review I can find to get some assurance that this person isn’t judgmental, under trained, or look at me as just a number in the door. If this sounds like you…you are in the right place!
So, I’m sure you want to know more about me and why I do this work. It basically boils down to seeing so many people, including my own family, who had such a hard time with holding relationships together. I wanted to understand why it seems to be impossible to keep a relationship from drifting apart or even delving into affairs. Since I’m the type of person who wants to seek out knowledge and understanding, I found myself drawn to strategies for healing that gave some sort of evidence for it’s helpfulness.
Every approach I use in my office is based on research, but if that were enough there would be no need for a healer. As much as I love the feeling of knowing something works, I’m equally passionate about being a healer too. This requires me to see who you really are. You are not just your symptoms, fears, and worries. I work with couples and individuals to help educate you on how your body reacts to stress and how this can keep our relationships close or drive them apart.
Bachelor’s degree in social work in 2000
Master’s degree in social work in 2003
First licensed by Florida in 2006
Gottman Couples Therapy (level 3)
Rational Living Therapy (level 2)