Shenika Whitaker-Carlos, LCSW

Shenika is an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker and CSOTP.  She has been working with youth and their families for over 20 years.  She has a Masters in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and has worked as a Corrections Counselor, Counselor Supervisor, Aggression and Behavior Management Program Supervisor, Therapist Supervisor, and a Mental Health Therapist.

In her years of experience she has developed a passion for helping adults, youth and families address the stigma of mental health issues and create an atmosphere of acceptance and inclusion.

Shenika has experience providing individual, group, family therapy and crisis intervention services to a diverse population of people.  She works with individuals 11 and up and provides a wide array of evidence-based treatments including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Cannabis Youth Treatment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Aggression Replacement Training.  She is a member of Discovery Counseling’s Intensively Trained DBT Team.

Shenika specializes in the treatment of:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Self-harm and suicidal behaviors
  • Substance Abuse

To schedule an appointment with Shenika please call our office at (804) 591-0002 or click here to send us an email.

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