Sonja Shavers

LCSW

Sonja Shavers

LCSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - CSW004458
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • HealthNet
  • Humana
  • MHNet
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • OSCAR
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • UMR
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

Dahlonega, Georgia 30533
Trenton, Georgia 30752

My Approach to Helping

I studied at Florida State University where I earned the Bachelors of Science in Rehabilitative Services and the Master of Social Work degrees. I later earned the Education Doctorate with an emphasis in Multi-Cultural Education from Georgia Southern University. I am also certified as a Health Educator. I am a Personal Wellness Strategist who uses a holistic approach while empowering clients toward health and wholeness.

I am passionate about empowering youth, women, families, and the aging population to RISE through challenges towards resilience, insight, and strength using evidence-based practices. Together, we will develop a plan of action, identify potential barriers and create a path for sustainable change. We will consider how your environment and physical health may be impacting your socialemotional and mental health.

My areas of specialization include treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, trauma, life stressors such as school and college experiences, separation, divorce, blended families, bereavement, and aging-related depression and anxiety. I also have certification as a Food over Medicine Specialist. My experience spans 25+ years and includes treating youth, and adults in hospitals settings, home health agencies, nursing homes, and outpatient behavioral health. My background also includes experience as tenured faculty in undergraduategraduate-level social work and psychology in Georgia and Florida.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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