LaTonya N. Shelton


I help survivors of childhood sexual abuse feel safely connected to their bodies and balanced in their emotions. Healing is possible.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Nashville, TN

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About My Clients

Are you tired of isolating and hiding? Do you keep people at arms length while longing to feel safe enough to trust and let people get close to you? Have you never shared "your secret"? Do you feel angry inside or struggle with bouts of sadness and shame? Do you "appear" to have it all together but on the inside you're hurting and ALONE. Do you have trouble sleeping? Are you using food, alcohol, other substances or behaviors to self-soothe? You can heal from this. I can help.

My Background and Approach

I will help you understand what trauma is and how it has impacted your body, brain, and ability to safely connect with others. We will begin by first creating physical and emotional safety as preparation for our work together. This sets the foundation for building trust in the process and with me as your guide throughout the process. Next, I'll help you understand how difficult emotions and experiences become trapped in the body (and brain) which shows up in your thought patterns and behaviors. You will learn to compassionately connect with the parts of yourself that feel helpless, numb or wounded. Together we will identify, explore and release emotions, thoughts, and sensations in the body that are connected to your trauma as a child, and heal them. I will help you build the appropriate tools for coping to control the fear, worthlessness, anger and shame that has bound you as a result of your trauma history. Your inner child has done the best she could to protect you.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that women can regain a healthy sense of themselves at any juncture of life. I have found that adult women who were deeply wounded as little girls have carried "the secret" for many years many , suffering in silence; having not disclosed to anyone, or disclosed and nothing was done. Many strong-willed, ambitious, courageous and successful women carry emotional wounds that have never been addressed from many reasons. You can find relief and feel whole. You can grow to have a tranquil mind, relaxed body, and open heart. I've done that work and you can too!

At A Glance

  • Experience: 11 years of practice
  • Languages: English


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210 25th Ave North
Ste 1220
Nashville, TN 37203

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