Shavonne James (she/her/hers)

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Hi, I'm Shavonne! I am a Licensed Therapist and I help teens and young adults feel more secure in themselves and their relationships.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Long Beach, CA

About My Clients

Many of my clients are over-functioning in their lives and have the underlying belief that their worth is tied to their usefulness and achievement. They often struggle with extreme guilt and approval-seeking so I focus on nurturing who they are as a person, outside the roles they perform. I work from a humanistic perspective and help my clients feel more confident in their desires and boundaries to gain a secure sense of self and build more fulfilling relationships.

My Background and Approach

Over-functioning is a common response among individuals who were often only valued for their accomplishments and self-sufficiency, without being seen as a whole, complex person. Unfortunately, many of these people give up on their authenticity and feel trapped in an unfulfilling life, catering to the expectations of others. This can lead to resentment and abandonment of self. As a licensed therapist, I have helped many unsatisfied people pursue a more fulfilling life. I provide individualized therapy that focuses on helping you discover more about your unconscious beliefs and experiences that influence your sense of self and belonging. Together, we will work to find your intuitive voice, build your internal sense of self-worth, push through the discomfort and resistance of change, and develop practices that alter the dynamics of your relationships, including the one with yourself. I'm a firm believer in not shaming thoughts and feelings but rather acknowledging them without judgment.

More About the People I Treat

Therapy with me is designed to dig deeper into your human experience. I like to focus on connection and curiosity because I want to know and understand as much of your story as I can so that I can better see the way that you see yourself and the world around you. My role is to create a safe space for you to uncover your true desires in life and build the skills you need to work towards them. Therapy is an opportunity for us to create, discover, explore, and practice. I believe that you are the expert of your life and I’m here to provide the clinical aspect that assists in pulling from the great uniqueness that is you. I will hold the space for the full range of your thoughts, feelings, and emotions that encompass your humanness, and I ask that you show up as an active collaborator and participant in the change you want to see. I want my clients to leave therapy feeling more secure in who they are as a person, and experiencing more authenticity than obligation.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 10 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 150/session


(213) 214-2925 Email Shavonne
3605 Long Beach Blvd.
Suite 327
Long Beach, CA 90807

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