My Approach to Helping
Shandrieka Poree Vallare is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 15 years of experience helping children, teens, adults, and seniors to better manage their anxiety, depression, anger management difficulties, relationship difficulties, coping skills, life transitional issues, academic problems, low self-esteem, chronic stress, and women’s issues. Shandrieka earned her Master's degree in Social Work from Southern University—New Orleans. She's an active listener who enjoys engaging with her clients as they work together towards identifying and achieving short and long-term goals. Shandrieka utilizes various evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solutions-focused therapy (SFT), narrative therapy, person center therapy, motivational interviewing, and behavioral therapy. From professional experience, she knows that improving one's behavioral health can lead to increased quality of life, healthier families, more satisfying personal relationships, and stronger communities. Shandrieka is passionate about helping people overcome life's difficult challenges and is dedicated to assisting individuals with developing new insights and coping skills. She'll work with you to begin the process of transforming and improving your mental health. As an individual who has experienced challenges and obstacles within her personal and professional life, she understands how negative experiences can be overwhelming at times. Shandrieka will partner with you to devise a personalized treatment plan that sets you on the path to success and addresses your needs as a client.