Dr. Devona Stalnaker-Shofner, LPC, NCC

Dr. Devona Stalnaker-Shofner, LPC, NCC
Additional credentials: National Certified Counselor/2015
Other Mental Health Related Services: Clinical Supervision, Consultation, Corporate Trainings, Public Speaking
Services (Cultural Healing): Grief, Mentorship, Personal Development, Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum, Reproductive Health, Speaking Engagements, Teaching Classes
Religions & Spirituality: Christianity
Ethnicity Counselor Identifies As: African American, Black
Qualifications:: 20+ years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Georgia
Payments Accepted: American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Cost per Session: $100-150
Communities Served: Bisexual Allied, Gay Allied, Lesbian Allied, Non-Binary Allied, Queer Allied, Racial Justice Allied, Single Parent, Transgender Allied
Age Specialty: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19), Adults, Adults and Adolescents, Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Types of Therapy: Anti-Racist, Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors, Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Humanistic, Multicultural, Person-Centered, Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum, Strength-Based, Systemic, Trauma Focused
Modality: Couples, Individuals
Sexuality Speciality: Asexual, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Nonbinary, Queer, Transgender
Mental Health Specialties: Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Grief, Mood Disorders, Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum, Racial Trauma, Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders, Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
Systemic Specialties: Anxiety, Family Conflict, Grief, LGBTQIA, Mood Disorder, Racial Trauma, Relationship Issues, Stress, Substance Addiction

My approach to counseling is based on my fundamental belief in the ability of people to heal, grow, and change, as well as the interconnectedness of the individual to their environment, culture, and community. This philosophy is shaped by my perspective regarding the importance of intimacy, attachment and emotional connectivity, as well as positive communication. It has been my experience that many problems individuals, couples, and families experience are the result of unhealthy, maladaptive communication patterns. This may negatively impact how we form bonds and relate intimately to others. My goal for therapy is fostering personal growth, facilitating the realization of individual potential, enhancing communication, and strengthening interpersonal relationships.
Working from an emotionally-focused, and systemic counseling framework, my professional experience includes providing individual, group, couples and family counseling to adolescents and adults from intersecting and widely varying cultural backgrounds with treatment issues such as depression, anxiety, and personality disorders, addictions/recovery, trauma, grief, sexual abuse, marital conflict, domestic violence, and self-mutilation/injury. In particular, I have significant experience working with BIPOC clients by providing transformative care with respect to racial trauma and racial identity development. I am also an experienced ally/accomplice working with persons who identify as being connected to the LGBTQIA+ community. My approach to counseling is one of affirmation, validation, and restoration as one works toward healing and wellness.

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