Shawnice Reid is a dedicated Licensed Social Worker (LSW) based in Chicago, Illinois, specializing in providing holistic and strengths-based approaches to individuals, particularly young adults and children as young as 10 years old. Possessing a BA and an MSW from Loyola University, Shawnice’s academic background solidly underpins her professional journey.
Shawnice has always been fascinated by human behavior, interactions, and the healing process, her curiosity and sensitivity marking her as a unique presence in her field. Her interest in understanding the intricacies of the human mind and interactions stems from a profound desire to watch the seeds planted in one’s life flourish into growth and transformation.
Shawnice is particularly proficient in employing a diverse range of therapeutic approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Therapy. She also incorporates music and narrative therapy, reflecting her eclectic interests and innovative approaches to mental health.
In her professional journey, Shawnice has gathered extensive experience working with high school students grappling with a myriad of issues such as depression, anxiety, peer pressure, social anxiety, and relationship complexities. Her mission is to help these students overcome their challenges and access their inner power, providing them the guidance and support they need to navigate life’s transitions.
Her commitment to her work is deeply influenced by her philosophical outlook, captured succinctly in her personal mantra, “It’s not in how one falls but how one gets up from the fall.” This reflects her deep belief in resilience and the transformative power of recovery.
Outside the professional setting, Shawnice is an avid explorer of city events, a lover of different dancing styles and sports, and an enthusiast of writing, movies, and music. Identifying as Jamerican, she adds a multicultural perspective to her practice, enriching her understanding of diverse narratives and experiences.