Jeanie Witcraft-Shiau

(LCSW)

About Me

Welcome! I’m glad you’re here today.

I believe that you can get better. I believe your relationships can get better. I believe you care deeply about the people in your life. In short, I believe that with the proper tools, you can change how you function in your life. I thank you for your courage and trust in reaching out to me for help.

My past clients have seen improvement in their relationships, increased ability to cope with depression, anxiety, peer pressure, and substance/process addiction. Many of them have reported feeling supported and cared for while in a therapeutic relationship with me, as well as set up for success upon termination.

Perhaps most of all, they are able to find their way back to themselves in a world which demands they perform with no off switch . It can be crippling when there’s a misfit between you and your family, your job, or the expectations you have of yourself.

You’ll get a safe, supportive environment to challenge the thinking and behavior patterns which no longer serve you well. At the end of our time together, you’ll have a better understanding of yourself and why you’ve headed down this path to begin with. I use a mix of experience based and cognitive behavioral therapies in my work, as well as helping you develop excellent physical and mental health habits.

My compassion and fascination with emotions, psychology, and the human body led me to complete my undergraduate and graduate social work degrees at the University of Oklahoma. I have been practicing as a clinical social worker since 2007 in a mix of settings: residential substance abuse center, private practice, and community based mental health centers. I've had training from a wide variety of experts in couples work (emotionally focused therapy), family work (brief strategic family therapy), as well as various mood disorders and their effects.

Most recently, I primarily works with folks growing their families. I’m here to guide you through this messy stage of life where everything you thought you knew disappears.I’ve been there as a mama– I know exactly how the hormonal changes can throw you for a loop and understand how this can make you doubt yourself. Add in lack of sleep, heavy bleeding, likely poor diet, and bam! Everything feels like it’s falling apart--especially your bond with your spouse! In addition to expertise on anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders, I help you build a foundation of practical self-care so you can better weather what life throws at you. I offer prenatal and postpartum coaching for out of state folks as well as prenatal, postpartum, and family therapy for Georgia residents.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, ADHD

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CSW00004647 (Expires: 2020-09-01)


Reviews

Written by G.A. on Jan 03, 2020 after counseling with Jeanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She has a calm neutral approach and is able to put both parties at ease with her decisive and confidence in helping us overcome situations