Shawnese Givens (she/her)

Not Accepting Clients

Therapy is an opportunity to explore your inner processes, heal emotional wounds, learn to cope, and define what it means for you to thrive.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Boston, MA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

Life is a journey that is ever-changing and often challenging. Too often, we feel stuck, defeated, and alone. As your therapist, my goal is to partner with you, providing a safe space to gain deeper insight, empower you to find your way, and support you as you move through the process. 

My Background and Approach

I've been in practice as a Marriage & Family Therapist since 2010. I earned a Master of Arts degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Syracuse University and trained in the Psychotherapy Center for Gender & Sexuality at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. My expertise allows me to work with clients experiencing a variety of concerns including gender identity exploration, trauma, anxiety, depression, and family and relationship issues. In addition to my work with diverse couples and individuals, I have worked as a family therapist with youth within the New York State PINS system, as a substance abuse counselor, as a Clinical Supervisor, and as a leader in various social services organizations.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I identify as a collaborative therapist who is informed by a systemic and culturally sensitive approach. As a clinician specializing in LGBTQ concerns, it's my mission and expertise to provide a space where healing and self-love can emerge.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health
  • Tufts
  • AllWays Health Partners
  • Evernorth
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 13 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $125 - 225/session


(617) 336-3246 Email Shawnese
175 Federal Street
Suite 1400
Boston, MA 02110

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