Sandra Rettis, MSW, LCSWA - Bilingual Therapist

704-918-5094 / sandrarettis@shinecounseling.org

  

Hello, I have a long history of serving Latino families in the areas of mental health, healthcare, domestic violence, and immigration. I received my master’s degree in Social Work from Winthrop University. I am a native of Lima, Peru and moved to Westchester, New York in 1993. As a young immigrant raised in a single parent household, I understand firsthand the difficulties that immigrant families must overcome to succeed in this country. I have dedicated my carrier to empower and advocate for youth, adults and families' rights to access quality medical and mental health services that will allow them to have true chance to achieve success and independency. My work with immigrant population includes working closely with their attorneys to provide a thorough and efficient evaluation process in a safe and welcoming environment. The psychosocial evaluations for immigration cases can be use in the following situations:

· Hardship Waivers (I-601 and I-601A) 

· Cancellation of Removal 

· VAWA and Spousal Abuse 

· U-Visas 

· Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Convention Against Torture 

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Breah Robinson, LCSWA

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980-225-1671 / breahrobinson@shinecounseling.org

  “Healing hurts, and is necessary” is the philosophy that shapes her work. Breah Robinson is a healing and trauma therapist and wellness coach that believes we all have an inner divinity that holds the truths about ourselves and the life we are destined to live. Our divinity can only be revealed once we discover our truths. Our truths can only be discovered through the discovery of self, which requires healing activation. 

Early in her career, Breah dedicated her life to supporting system-involved and trauma exposed youth through clinical support, college and career counseling, and case management. Her passion for improving the quality of life among Black youth, propelled her success in the field of Social Work, starting her career as a Clinician at the ripe age of 23. Confronting her own trauma experiences, Breah embarked on a healing journey that changed her life as she healed through self-work. Breah’s desire is that every woman experiences an encounter that helps them discover their own truths by healing past hurts from childhood, relationships, and low self esteem. She is committed to supporting millennial women and teen girls heal and live their truths out loud through self exploration, somatic therapy, and movement therapy.  

Breah is a PROUD HBCU graduate, earning a Bachelor of Social Work at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina and a Master of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

Missy Reed Reese, LCSW

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Hi, my name is Missy Reed Reese, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. I absolutely love being a therapist and am so grateful that I get the opportunity to do this meaningful work. 

I enjoy building safe and trusting relationships with clients in a warm and inviting atmosphere. My approach is never critical or judgmental, but always kind and empathetic. I strive to attentively listen to your needs and concerns, and to creatively help you to find solutions. I honor and cherish the therapeutic relationship, and the deep healing work that takes place.

I work from a strengths-based, solution-focused orientation, as I believe that everyone has the inherent ability to identify and enhance their assets to reach their goals. I believe in empowering others to make positive change.

I work collaboratively with you to develop a realistic and practical plan to move you towards the life that you want and deserve! No two clients are the same, which is why it is important for me to cater care to your specific needs. My goal is for each client to complete therapy with a greater understanding and appreciation for themselves, as well as, improved confidence in their ability to make choices and influence their life direction.

I enjoy working with diverse client populations and have experience counseling adolescents, individuals, and families, and am LGBTQIA-friendly. I have experience with clients who present with a variety of diagnoses and needs, including behavioral and substance addictions, mood disorders (such as, depression and bi-polar disorder), anxiety, trauma, deep-rooted shame, and attachment disorders.

If you would like to learn more about me and/or my approach, please do not hesitate to reach out any time, for any reason! I am happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.

Gabrielle Alsop, LCSWA

704- 325-9009 / gabriellealsop@shinecounseling.org

Hello! My name is Gabrielle Alsop and I am a Charlotte, NC native. I have a wonderful fiancée, and we have a dog, 2 cats, and a ferret (I’m definitely an animal lover)! I received my undergraduate degree in Religious Studies with a minor in Psychology from UNC Charlotte in 2014 and my Master of Social Work from Winthrop University in 2018. In 2019 I received my Licensed Clinical Social Work-Associate (LCSW-A) certificate. Say something interesting about your business here.

I have experience in helping people manage chronic diseases, including HIV and Chronic Kidney Disease. I also have experience with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. I like to use some Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) tools, Motivational Interviewing (MI) tools, and talk therapy. What's something exciting your business offers? Say it here.

I believe in therapy because it helped me change my life, and now I want to help other people change theirs. It has been my dream since I was a child to be able to work with people and help them through their most difficult times.

(980) 613-4155 / shavodkanowacki@shinecounseling.org
(980) 613-4155 / shavodkanowacki@shinecounseling.org

SHAVODKA NOWACKI, LCSWA

Specializing in child & family therapy. Assisting parents to understand and develop skills to enhance parenting of children with behavior or emotional concerns. Shavodka has specialized training to help children overcome challenges with hyperactivity, attention deficit, misconduct, poor grades, and family separation.