Shauna VanVelson

Counselor, LMHC, CGC

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
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(716) 209-3790 Website

Shauna VanVelson

Counselor, LMHC, CGC

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

220 Redtail Rd
Suite 5
Orchard Park, NY 14127
(716) 209-3790
Offers online therapy

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About

Life can throw us curveballs, stress arises, changes and adjustments occur, and feelings of sadness, self-questioning and anxiety can seep in. People hope to eliminate, decrease or manage these feelings and symptoms to find happiness and a sense of wholeness in their day to day life. Through counseling, people can learn to heal, develop healthy coping skills, find belonging, reframe thoughts, increase positivity, find positive outlets and understand their emotions better.
I conduct individual and family sessions for adults, children (starting at age 6) and teens. I am a certified grief counselor and also specialize in: adjustment difficulties, family conflict, parenting difficulties, self-esteem and confidence, anxiety and stress, depressive disorders, trauma, behavioral problems, abuse and relationship problems.
"People start to heal the moment they feel heard." My goal is to make challenging times easier. I utilize a client-centered approach, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and exposure techniques. With my empathetic, non-judgmental and compassionate nature I can help you feel heard again.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $80 - $120
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • ComPsych
  • Fidelis
  • Independent Health
  • Martin's Point
  • Univera
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 12 Years
  • License: New York / 008381
  • School: Medialle College
  • Year Graduated: 2010

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: American Academy of Grief Counseling
  • Certificate Date: 2011

Endorsements

Counselor, LMHC, CASAC, CEAP

Location

220 Redtail Rd
Suite 5
Orchard Park, NY 14127
(716) 209-3790
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Grief
  • Child
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 25 Mar 2022
Photo of Shauna VanVelson, LMHC, CGC, Counselor in Orchard Park
Shauna VanVelson

Counselor, LMHC, CGC