About Sunshine Counseling

You have taken the first step.

I know first hand how daunting it can be to reach out for help. It can feel like no one will understand you or that you will never find the right fit.

I am so proud when someone reaches out to me to start their healing journey. It is always an honor and a privilege to work alongside my clients.

I embody an authentic expression of my personality to facilitate genuine and honest connection.

With the right guide, you can heal anxiety, worry, and trauma.

I offer true compassion and care to all my clients while working to create a space that is non-judgmental and safe.

The willingness to explore and the openness to learn more about yourself are key parts to fostering the therapeutic relationship.

Girl in dress walking in front of mountain
Guy hiking in mountains

My number one goal is to help you feel better and we start immediately.

In our first session I will provide you with soothing and grounding techniques that will start to calm the mind and body.

Together, we explore your inner battles and identify the root cause of your struggles.

Instead of feeling stuck, you will feel more confident to take action.

The Therapeutic Process

First, I offer a free consultation call to determine if we are the right fit to work together.

This allows me to better understand your daily experience, including your challenges and goals for therapy.

After we decide to work together, our first session will focus on delving deeper into your experience to better understand the emotions, thoughts, and experiences that contribute to feeling stuck.

We will explore past events that have impacted your inner beliefs and build awareness of your experiences and an understanding of your emotions.

Girl in field with hands out

You may have some understanding of why these feelings are occurring, but continue to feel stuck. Together we can better understand the underlying causes of your thoughts and emotions, inevitably leading to a release of tension and a sense of calm.

Once you build more awareness, we can start to let go.

It takes dedication and work, but it will be a liberating and empowering process as we journey together to freedom.

You have taken the first step.

I know first hand how daunting it can be to reach out for help. It can feel like no one will understand you or that you will never find the right fit.

I am so proud when someone reaches out to me to start their healing journey. It is always an honor and a privilege to work alongside my clients.

I embody an authentic expression of my personality to facilitate genuine and honest connection.

With the right guide, you can heal anxiety, worry, and trauma.

I offer true compassion and care to all my clients while working to create a space that is non-judgmental and safe.

The willingness to explore and the openness to learn more about yourself are key parts to fostering the therapeutic relationship.

Girl in dress walking in front of mountain

My number one goal is to help you feel better and we start immediately.

In our first session I will provide you with soothing and grounding techniques that will start to calm the mind and body.

Together, we explore your inner battles and identify the root cause of your struggles.

Instead of feeling stuck, you will feel more confident to take action.

The Therapeutic Process

First, I offer a free consultation call to determine if we are the right fit to work together.

This allows me to better understand your daily experience, including your challenges and goals for therapy.

After we decide to work together, our first session will focus on delving deeper into your experience to better understand the emotions, thoughts, and experiences that contribute to feeling stuck.

We will explore past events that have impacted your inner beliefs and build awareness of your experiences and an understanding of your emotions.

Girl in field with hands out

You may have some understanding of why these feelings are occurring, but continue to feel stuck. Together we can better understand the underlying causes of your thoughts and emotions, inevitably leading to a release of tension and a sense of calm.

Once you build more awareness, we can start to let go.

It takes dedication and work, but it will be a liberating and empowering process as we journey together to freedom.

Therapeutic Interventions

Every person is unique, which is why I use a variety of modalities to ensure that the needs of my clients are met.

I utilize Eye Movement De-sensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), somatic therapy, and mindfulness to guide the healing journey process.

Continuing education is important to me so I attend training's multiple times a year to stay updated on new research and evidence-based practices.

My top priority is to meet your needs.

Wondering if you need therapy?

If not now, then when? It is always the right time for therapy.

I will help you live the life you truly want to live and feeling confident in your authentic self.

If you decide that it is time to make the change, then I am here to help.

About Me

My Therapy Journey

All my life, I have always had strong empathy towards the experience of others.

Growing up, this was expressed in my close friendships. I was always the person who would comfort and listen to my friends.

This meaningful connection with my loved ones brought me so much joy. Since I always held a space for others, it felt so wonderful to have space held for me when I first went to therapy.

Therapy has been extremely helpful in many different stages of my life. Through treatment, I was able to become more self-aware, better tolerate my emotions, and learn how to be self-compassionate.

I believe that therapy is not only helpful for personal growth but my professional growth as well.

These experiences led me to want to provide the same support for others.

My background experience

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology- The University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Master of Social Work- Widener University
  • Master of Education in Human Sexuality- Widener University
  • Suicide Assessment and Intervention Training- Elwin Behavioral Health
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training- Savio House
  • Trauma Certificate- Widener University
  • EMDR Basic Training- EMDR of the Rockies
  • EMDR the Progressive approach: Treating Dissociative Disorders- Dolores Mosquera
  • EMDR The Progressive Approach: Treating Suicidality and Self-Harm - Dolores Mosquera

My Life Outside of Therapy

When I am not working, I love camping, hiking, skiing, going to the gym, and spending time with my partner and friends.

I practice mindfulness, take baths, reflect on my thoughts, and play with my pup Grouper to ensure my mental health remains strong.

I prioritize self- care because it helps me be a better therapist. Making time for the people and things I love refills my cup so I can continue to remain fully present with my clients.

Why Choose Sunshine Counseling

  • I offer online therapy so you can experience the benefits of therapy from the comfort of your own home.
  • I specialize in EMDR and trauma so I get get to the root of the issue and heal them quickly.
  • I have flexible scheduling so you can get an appointment quickly
  • I utilize a relational approach, meaning I work to establish an authentic connection with my client's so they feel heard, seen, understood, and safe to express their emotions and experiences.
  • I bring my personality into my sessions to foster a comfortable and non-judgmental environment to ensure a strong therapeutic relationship.

Taking the Next step

I know you may feel hopeless, but there is hope. You are not alone and I am here for you. If what you just read resonated with you, then reach out so we can start the journey together.

I care about your well-being, so even if you decide we are not the right fit I can help you find one that is. Therapy can be the best investment decision you make and I would be honored to be your guide.

Click below to schedule a consultation session. I look forward to hearing from you.

About Me

My Therapy Journey

All my life, I have always had strong empathy towards the experience of others.

Growing up, this was expressed in my close friendships. I was always the person who would comfort and listen to my friends.

This meaningful connection with my loved ones brought me so much joy. Since I always held a space for others, it felt so wonderful to have space held for me when I first went to therapy.

Therapy has been extremely helpful in many different stages of my life. Through treatment, I was able to become more self-aware, better tolerate my emotions, and learn how to be self-compassionate.

I believe that therapy is not only helpful for personal growth but my professional growth as well.

These experiences led me to want to provide the same support for others.

My background experience

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology- The University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Master of Social Work- Widener University
  • Master of Education in Human Sexuality- Widener University
  • Suicide Assessment and Intervention Training- Elwin Behavioral Health
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training- Savio House
  • Trauma Certificate- Widener University
  • EMDR Basic Training- EMDR of the Rockies
  • EMDR the Progressive approach: Treating Dissociative Disorders- Dolores Mosquera
  • EMDR The Progressive Approach: Treating Suicidality and Self-Harm - Dolores Mosquera

My Life Outside of Therapy

When I am not working, I love camping, hiking, skiing, going to the gym, and spending time with my partner and friends.

I practice mindfulness, take baths, reflect on my thoughts, and play with my pup Grouper to ensure my mental health remains strong.

I prioritize self- care because it helps me be a better therapist. Making time for the people and things I love refills my cup so I can continue to remain fully present with my clients.

Why Choose Sunshine Counseling

  • I offer online therapy so you can experience the benefits of therapy from the comfort of your own home.
  • I specialize in EMDR and trauma so I get get to the root of the issue and heal them quickly.
  • I have flexible scheduling so you can get an appointment quickly
  • I utilize a relational approach, meaning I work to establish an authentic connection with my client's so they feel heard, seen, understood, and safe to express their emotions and experiences.
  • I bring my personality into my sessions to foster a comfortable and non-judgmental environment to ensure a strong therapeutic relationship.

Taking the Next step

I know you may feel hopeless, but there is hope. You are not alone and I am here for you. If what you just read resonated with you, then reach out so we can start the journey together.

I care about your well-being, so even if you decide we are not the right fit I can help you find one that is. Therapy can be the best investment decision you make and I would be honored to be your guide.

Click below to schedule a consultation session. I look forward to hearing from you.

LET'S TALK

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Shayna Whisnant

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Phone: (720) 239-2609

Email: shayna@sunshinecounselingdenver.com