Shakira Espada-Campos, DSW, LICSW
Deciding to participate in therapy can be a very difficult decision and I’m honored that my clients allow me to join them on their journey toward healing. I view the therapeutic process through a lens of cultural competence and compassion. The foundations of my clinical training lie in a psychodynamic framework that takes into account family of origin and life experiences. However, the majority of my clinical work has focused on trauma recovery. While I’m trained in a variety of treatment modalities that allow me to meet my clients where they are, my approach to therapy most closely aligns with a strengths-based trauma-informed cognitive behavioral approach.
Some of the common reasons my clients reach out to me for therapy include unresolved childhood trauma, complex trauma/PTSD, sexual abuse history/recovery, struggles with identity, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, and military life stressors/combat-related mental health issues.
Most of my career has involved working in traditional brick and mortar settings. Thankfully, Innovative technology has made it possible to extend psychotherapy services to those who are uncomfortable, or unable to physically participate, in an office setting. I’ve been a clinical psychotherapist for over 17 years and am passionate about the healing process. Everything great that happens in therapy is because of the collaboration between the client and therapist. It is a partnership where we work together to address the challenges that are stopping you from reaching your full potential.
I obtained my Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Georgia and my Doctor of Clinical Social Work (DSW) from the University of Pennsylvania. I’m a bilingual clinician, comfortable providing therapy in both English and Spanish, and I’m licensed to practice clinically in the states of Washington (#LW60794287), Connecticut (#005731), and Hawaii (#3909).