Shoshana has been working in the field of addiction and mental health for ten years. She obtained her Masters of Clinical Social Work in 2009. She holds dual licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). She agrees with the research that the therapeutic relationship is the greatest agent for change in counseling. Building an alliance that includes collaborative effort and mutual trust is critical in her work with clients.
Shoshana employs mindfulness based therapy approaches, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and other creative methods for the self-expression, growth and healing of her clients. She is passionate about working with adolescents and adults in their recovery with a particular interest in the overlap of trauma, eating disorders, and mood disorders with addiction. Shoshana will complete her 240- hour yoga teacher training this year and plans to weave these skills into her therapy with clients inviting a stronger mind body focus to her practice.
She feels privileged to join the community at St. Paul Sober Living providing outpatient psychotherapy to current and past residents. It is a gift to witness residents’ growth in the program as they progress from oftentimes paralyzing fear to confident empowered action.