Shareela Allen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 11 years of clinical experience in both the private and public sectors. Shareela is trained and certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Anger Management, and Grief and Loss for Children, Adolescents and Adults. She enjoys working with various populations however, children and teens are her favorite modalities. Shareela’s approach is relatable, strengths-based and collaborative. She is aware of the social, economic and cultural influences that may affect clients as they are seeking therapy. Shareela works with clients with a variety of mental health concerns including, depression, anxiety, bi-polar, grief, narcissism, at risk children and families, perfectionists, PTSD, life transitions and family changes. Topics of exploration are not limited and include career challenges, parenting strategies, stress management techniques and grief and loss surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shareela believes that through a direct, collaborative, non-judgmental approach, her clients can explore specific barriers that prevent progress, determine the direction for restoration, and the promote self-advocacy to process their concerns in a safe environment. In 2020, Shareela cofounded her private practice; Change Therapeutic Services, Inc., where she maintains a relationship of respect for the therapeutic relationship while supporting clients to explore areas that caused distress while developing goals as they move towards a progressive future. Everyone that knows Shareela will tell you that she is fun, loving, loyal, organized, hardworking and creative.