Over the past 10 years, Shonté Reeves, LCSW has worked in the helping profession in various capacities to serve high risk children and families. She currently serves as a program supervisor with intensive mental health programs (Wraparound and IFCCS), using the Department of Mental Health policies as a tool to guide her teams to utilize interventions that meet the needs of children and families while maintaining contract compliance. While supporting her team, she also manages the quality assurance of both departments, provides one on one support to the staff, as needed, and maintains professional relationships with the Department of Children and Family Services, Probation Department, and Department of Mental Health.
Before entering into the world of intensive services, Shonté served high risk families in a clinical capacity, utilizing general and trauma focused interventions to help children between the ages of 3 to 18 to identify, process, and cope with their trauma while assisting them with stabilizing their placements, managing their behaviors and meeting their individual goals. In 2017, Shonte earned her license with the BBS as a clinical social worker and in 2020, completed the requirements to provide clinical supervision to interns looking to gain hours towards licensure. Clinically, Shonte believes in meeting clients where they are and providing clients the opportunity to lead their treatment. When treating clients, she utilizes interventions based in cognitive behavioral theory and social learning theory to help clients identify and process issues that hinder their functioning.
Earlier in her career, Shonte served in the foster care sector of the helping profession as both a foster family agency social worker and supervisor, supporting foster families with providing and maintaining stable environments for foster children, supporting other social workers in meeting the needs of children places on foster homes and implementing the policies set forth by DCFS, CCL and OHC.
Shonte continues to serve in this field with the hope that her efforts will help provide change in her community and the communities of others.