Shaniqua Cartwright, LCSW
Areas of Focus:
Approach & Style:
- Trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD
- Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar
- Relationship Issues
- High complexity clients
- Teens, Young Adults, Adults
- Warm, Caring, Direct
- Attachment based and relational
- CBT, DBT, ACT
- MA in Social Work from UC Berkeley
- Studied abroad in South Africa, Spain and Italy
Hi, I'm Shaniqua!
I believe that every single person at some point in their life may be dealing with something and want additional support. I am here to be that support. I bring adaptability, curiosity and cultural humility to our sessions. There is no one size fits all approach and you will be in the driver's seat as I aim to guide, support and help you to navigate areas in your life that are troublesome, as well as highlighting areas that are your strengths.
Depression and anxiety can feel relentless and oppressive and simple relaxation exercises may not be enough to quiet them. You may lie awake at night with worry thoughts about not being enough, or because you are in the "spin cycle" of self judgement and anxiety. I can help you navigate these waters of self doubt and find the life you love.
My overall approach is client-centered, trauma-informed, and strengths based. Other modalities I use are CBT, DBT, Narrative therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution Focused Therapy. I have a particular passion in working with young adults as they learn to navigate the world. I enjoy working with people who are struggling with depression, mood instability, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, complex trauma, chronic stress, workplace or academic stress, setting boundaries, and making life adjustments.
I have years of experience and a willingness to learn about each individual client who seeks services in order to best suit their needs.
I have gained knowledge and experience working with youth, individuals, and families of all ages with diverse, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. I have experience working with Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, and Substance Abuse. I have worked in community-based, outpatient, and hospital settings.
I look forward to meeting you and working with you!