“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” Sometimes we realize this is not an easy task. There are several emotions that one must reconcile before they can feel like there is a silver lining in the lemons before them. Reconciling one’s emotions is one of the many benefits of counseling. It can help you develop the skills needed to improve your mental health and become the best version of yourself.
Shunta believes that by cultivating a therapeutic relationship that fosters growth and genuineness, clients can improve their life beyond their expectations. Not only does she believe in the power of genuine therapeutic connections, but she believes in the power of you! She believes that everyone is capable of greatness given the appropriate tools and resources to manage the ups and downs life can bring.
Shunta earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Houston-Downtown in 2005 and her Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University in 2020. She’s also a licensed Professional Counselor Associate with the Texas Board of Examiners of Licensed Professional Counselors under the supervision of Kimberly S. Boyd, M.S., LPC-S.
She loves working with children, women, and couples in their pursuit to healing and happiness. She has over 10 years of experience working with children in various settings and stages of adolescence. She has worked as a youth coach and mentor in the greater Houston area. She also has experience working with clients through grief, depression, trauma, mental and physical abuse, low self-esteem, and couples counseling. She has taught Anger Management and Parenting classes for different nonprofit organizations. Her most prominent achievement has been as a Special Education teacher specializing in educating students who are not only experiencing developmental delays but also navigating the struggles and adversity that comes from low socioeconomic status.
Shunta believes that there is no cookie-cutter approach to healing and that’s why she focuses on meeting her clients where they are to establish a genuine relationship that allows the client to reach their ultimate goal of healing and sustaining a positive and healthy outlook on life.