608 College Avenue

Santa Rosa, Ca 95404



Marriage & Family Therapist  License#78023


Contact Shawna:

I am essentially a comforter at heart.  I have been a counselor for as long as I can remember.  Listening to my peers as they spoke of their hurts and pains was a normal characteristic of my childhood.  I have been a student of cultures and people groups as well. I love to travel and appreciate the opportunity to discover cultural diversity.  While living in Hawaii, I was able to work with culturally diverse young men assimilating them back into society from the prison system and co-lead groups for child victims of domestic violence.  That passion for connecting and supporting others has only increased as I have matured.  I have over 16 years experience in Social Work and Counseling.  This experience includes facilitating group therapy, child, adolescent, individual and family counseling.  I have counseled clients with many types of concerns including: personal dissatisfaction, depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, grief and loss, abuse and relationship difficulties. 

I have been happily married for 25 years.  I am a mother of two children, a girl who has graduated college and a boy that is currently in college.  

It is also important for you to know that I am a woman of God and seek to be available as a vessel through which His love and healing flows.  If you are seeking Christian based counseling, I will provide that.


I received my education from Sonoma State University and earned a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice Administration in 1992 and a Masters of Arts in Counseling in 2007.