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Shea Lowery

Licensed Professional Counselor

Clinical Supervisor

Pronouns: She/Her

Identities: Queer

Style: Humorous, Collaborative, and Relational

Works with:

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Adult Families
  • Groups

*Telehealth only

Who I am as a Therapist

 

I believe that healing occurs in the context of relationships. Whether it’s between a parent and child, between partners, or between client and therapist, growth comes from a sense of safety, connection, and feeling understood. When I meet with clients, I feel it’s an honored invitation to experience someone else’s world. I believe every client is the true expert on their life and their needs, and that therapy provides a new context for exploring options and clarifying personal goals and values.

 

I have spent over six years working with youth and families in various systems (including foster care, juvenile justice, and residential treatment) and treating a variety of complex mental health issues. The most important part of my journey is dedicating time and energy to noticing and undoing White Supremacy in our culture and that starts by elevating and emphasizing the needs and voices of Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC). I co-founded Anti-Racist Trauma-Informed Care (ARTIC) to provide training, consultation, and support to providers and organizations about ways to decenter whiteness in healing spaces and create safer experiences for BIPOC. I believe that societal change can occur when each individual does their own work to make the world safer for everyone.

 

This work instilled a passion for understanding that we operate within layers of context and that these contexts have a powerful influence on our sense of self and well-being. It’s important to make the invisible visible and to speak the unspoken!

 

I also identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and I enjoy supporting and working with people who also share these identities and inhabit these spaces.

 

Now, down to nuts and bolts: I believe that the bulk of our work will happen in the room during our sessions. I will commit to authenticity and to meet you with full presence. You guide the work and you tell us where we need to go. I may give suggestions of things to ponder or explore outside of our sessions, but your “homework” between meetings is to practice self-care and self-compassion. I look forward to starting our journey together!

“The pursuit of full humanity…cannot be carried out in isolation or individualism, but only in fellowship and solidarity.”

– Paulo Freire

Specialty Areas

Mental Health Challenges 

  • Activism & Burnout
  • Addiction & Substance Use
  • Adoption & Foster
  • Anxiety (General, Panic, Phobias)
  • Attachment & Relational Challenges
  • Biracial Couples/Families
  • Blended Family
  • Consensually Non-Monogamous Relationships
  • Cultural & Systemic Oppression
  • Depression
  • End of Life
  • Grief & Loss
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Men’s Issues
  • Military Challenges
  • Neurodiversity
  • Trauma Recovery (PTSD & Abuse)
  • Women’s Issues

Therapeutic Approaches 

  • Collaborative Problem Solving (CPP)
  • Dreamwork/Jungian Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Mind-Body/Somatic
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Therapy

Who I am when I’m not a Therapist

 

I was born in Montana and spent most of my life in Alaska. I love mountains, forests, rivers, and just being away from civilization via camping, rafting, hiking, backpacking, paddle boarding, or biking. I do a ton of my own work via ecotherapy with my loved ones in the woods. I also love music, poetry, and creative writing and I’m more than happy to weave these into our work if that feels right! Currently, I live in Philadelphia as my partner is in the military and so we move around every 3-5 years 

Education 

  • MA in Counseling Psychology from University of Alaska Anchorage, AK
  • BS is in Psychology from the University of Alaska Anchorage, AK

Training & Experience  

  • Clinical Supervisor at Family Ties Counseling Center
  • Licensed in the state of New Jersey and Oregon as an LPC
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) status from the National Board of Certified Counselors
  • Co-Founder of AR-TIC
  • EMDR Trained
  • Currently in training for Jungian Analysis

Get Started Today

Text or Call

(503) 349-2281