Shavonne Dash, LCSW
Shavonne Dash, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who graduated from Fordham University with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work. Shavonne also attended Central Connecticut State University and graduated with a bachelors degree in social work with a minor in sociology.
Through her work with a wide range of clients, ranging from young adults, adults, and seniors, she is committed to helping people overcome symptoms of depression, anxiety, and mood disorders, as well as addictions. Shavonne has experience working with veterans, individuals experiencing significant life changes, parents who are needing guidance, and individuals seeking a healthier lifestyle and deeper connection with themselves. She believes there are circumstances that can effect anyone in their lifetime, and due to the immense stress of unfortunate circumstances, individuals might turn to unhealthy habits or experience anxiety or depression as a result of what they are going through. Shavonne believes healing is a collaborative journey that requires compassion and creativity, while assisting those she works with to clarify their goals for treatment. She draws on a variety of methods to create a tailored approach to each individual in her care, including motivational interviewing, solution focused theory, harm reduction practices, problem solving, and using strength perspectives. She also enjoys incorporating holistic techniques into her work with clients, such as deep breathing meditation, and educating her clients on mindfulness based relaxation techniques to align mind, body, and spirit. Shavonne also holds a certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with a focus on substance use, which can be helpful to assist clients to modify thoughts and behaviors, as well as better understand their thoughts and behaviors, in order to reach their goals and a healthier mind and body. Shavonne enjoys engaging in psycho-education with clients to help them to better understand how their thoughts might inform their behaviors, and how they can break through patterns that are uncomfortable and distressing.
As a therapist, Shavonne is warm, patient, engaging, encouraging and direct. With a combination of experience, education, a sense of humor and creativity, she creates a safe space to be vulnerable. Shavonne strives to support individuals in living fulfilling, happy lives, especially during difficult times.