Devona Stalnaker-Shofner

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Devona Stalnaker-Shofner

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

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Telehealth Available
Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - LPC004683
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045

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My Approach to Helping

Working from a humanistic-family systems counseling framework, my professional experience includes providing individual, group, and marriagefamily counseling to adolescents and adults from varying cultural backgrounds with treatment issues such as depression, anxiety, and personality disorders, addictionsrecovery, trauma, grief, sexual abuse, marital conflict, domestic violence, and self-mutilationinjury.

Change is the catalyst for growth, yet change is not always pleasant, expected, or desired. As we navigate through changes in our lives, sometimes we may become lost, frustrated, or overwhelmed. It is at these times when we need guidance and support. Seeking counseling can be the first step we take toward achieving balance, wellness, as well as personal fulfillment in our lives and relationships.
Allow us to help you. Call today to schedule an appointment.

More Info About My Practice

In my practice, I will provide counseling services to adolescents, adults, as well as couples and families in crisis, or just needing guidance through a difficult time. I also provide clinical supervision to counselors-in-training, and new graduates. I do not accept insurance, but I can offer you documentation to furnish to your provider for out-of-network services.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

It is impossible to understand an individual outside of the context of one?s family. Family is the first system to which we belong, and as such, family shapes our experiences, our personality, our roles, and molds our reality. The most salient personal experience contributing to my decision to become a counselor, and in particular influencing my desire to work with couples and families, is the divorce of my parents. My mother and father separated when my brother and I were quite young, and I actually have no memory of my father ever being present in our home. I had experiences with my father, but I cannot recall ever having a truly connected or authentic father-daughter bond. My most significant memories are often tainted with the disappointment I would feel regarding my father?s absence. In hindsight, I can recall being motivated to be perfect and that somehow if I were a ?really good girl? or if I tried really hard, then maybe my father would come home and we could be a family again. I recall often feeling sad, angry, and resentful, especially when I saw other fathers and daughters together?I wanted to be daddy?s little girl, too. It took me years of introspection, self-exploration, and even therapy to resolve the feelings I had about my parents? divorce and my father's absence in my life. I now understand that I am the person and the professional I am because of, and in some ways in spite of my family-of-origin experiences.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with adolescents and adults and I provide individual, premarital, and couples counseling.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy

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