Shavonne James (she/her/hers)



Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Long Beach, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I love working with those experiencing issues of identity, multicultural experiences, intrapersonal/interpersonal effectiveness, and difficult life transitions. Being a biracial clinician, I have a passion for the complexity of claiming your identity and navigating multicultural experiences. I love working with individuals on not feeling like they have to place themselves in a box (whether racial, sexual, cultural, spiritual, gender, etc.) and finding out who they are as an individual.

My Background and Approach

I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). I also have advanced training in other Evidenced-Based Practices such as Crisis Oriented Recovery Services (CORS) and Seeking Safety (focusing on treating trauma and substance use). I have developed my clinical skills through working in community mental health (in the Greater Los Angeles area), schools (middle school and high school), and at a children’s advocacy center (near Fort Stewart military base). I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (with a double minor in Philosophy and Creative Writing) from the University of California in Merced and a Master of Social Work degree from Savannah State University.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I got into the profession of therapy to be an electrical outlet for those in need of charging. Why? Because I believe that the uplifting and empowering of people can change the world for the better. I love being a therapist because I get to really see and hear people. I understand the difference between “looking” and “seeing,” as well as “listening” and “hearing.” While we often wear a facade of perfection and filter out our flaws, therapy encourages you to unmask yourself because we welcome the flaws. I feel honored that people allow me to get to know them in such a personal way and trust me with their growth.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Kaiser
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $125 - 125/session


(213) 214-2925 Email Shavonne
3605 Long Beach Blvd.
Suite 327
Long Beach, CA 90807
300 S. Beverly Dr.
Suite 301
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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