LaShaan Depina

(MS, LMHC)

About Me

I want to start by saying that asking for help is never easy, but it is one of the best gifts that you can give yourself. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. I would like to help you make sure that that person is healthy and comfortable with themselves. Thank you for having the courage to do this for yourself!

I have several years of experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings and am well versed in the different needs that individuals can present with. My focus over the past few years has centered on working in an outpatient and setting with individuals dealing with addiction, trauma, and mental health concerns. I also have experience in working with individuals in the LGBTQ and veteran community. Couples counseling is a delicate balance of remaining a neutral party as your counselor so that everyone feels respected and heard. My counseling style is open and nonjudgmental. I pride myself on creating a safe place for you and your partner(s) to be able to express your needs and relationship goals. One of my main areas of focus is creating a solid therapeutic alliance with each of you so that we can work as a team to help you meet your goals. Whether this is developing better communication skills with each other, or finding a safe place to express your concerns, couples work can help you get there.

My counseling style is open and nonjudgmental. I believe in treating everyone with kindness, respect and compassion. I do not believe in labeling people, and pride myself on creating a safe space where people can feel free to be themselves. I do not take a one size fits all approach to therapy but rather, tailor my approaches based on my clients’ needs and what their treatment goals are. In general, I tend to use approaches that combine cognitive-behavioral, person centered and solution focused methods.

I look forward to connecting with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #10401 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by R.Y. on Mar 25, 2020 after counseling with LaShaan for 7 months on issues concerning relationship

She is great!

Written by G.A. on Nov 12, 2019 after counseling with LaShaan for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Shaan has been amazing. I feel a lot better knowing I have her to talk to. She is understanding and kind while also pushing me to make progress.

Written by M.I. on Apr 23, 2019 after counseling with LaShaan for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I have only worked with Lashaan shortly but she is direct but empathizes. I love how she lets people know if an action is not okay without sounding like she is taking sides. She engages and cares. She is always following up. All great things.