David Shanks, LCSW, MBA

David Shanks, LCSW, MBA

Professions: Clinical Social Work
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - C005588
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 22133
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212 W Main St, Ste. A
Carrboro, North Carolina 27510 - United States
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Creating Successful Children - Therapy for Children and the Adults in Their Lives

Successful children are happy, socially competent, and secure in developing age appropriate skills. They're able to get along with friends, family, and peers at school. All parents want to help successfully launch their children into independent adulthood, but today's world makes this a daunting task.

Identifying problems as early as possible makes them easier to solve. I offer children and their families both short and long-term interventions. I also help adults identify patterns and feelings that lead them to feel stuck. I'm very proud of the success I've seen my clients achieve, and many of my clients see significant results in just a few sessions. Children are especially likely to see rapid progress.

I have extensive experience and training treating children who have experienced adoption, family stress, and trauma. I hold a BA from Duke University, an MSW from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an MBA from East Carolina University. I am a licensed clinical social worker with a certification in Neurolinguistic Programming. I provided executive coaching and consulting services with Raleigh Consulting Group. I led court-mandated domestic violence groups. I have traveled extensively in Africa, Central and South America, Europe, Russian, and Mongolia. I'm fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

Email or Call David Shanks, LCSW, MBA at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22133

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Play Therapy

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