Shawn Reed LPC
Compassion. Family. Persistence.
Hi, I'm Shawn Reed and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and I like to help people. I've lived most of my life in the North Texas area, worked my way through school at University of Oklahoma, met my husband there and started our family in this area. I've seen some changes!
Foster Care And Family
After graduation I took a job working for the Denton County Foster Care organization. That quickly led to us taking in two foster boys, both of whom we adopted and are still with us almost 20 years later.
I spent 15 years with the Foster Care Org, counseling and training new foster care parents along the way, helping the kids to adjust, and mentoring others as they adopted just as we had done. It really is a marvelous feeling to help those kids and help other people that want to be a part of their lives as well.
Going Solo For Awhile
Eventually I opened and operated my own solo-practice in Frisco for about 12 years. But things change and there is wisdom in numbers so from there it was just a hop, skip and a jump before landing here at Life Tree Counseling, also in Frisco. Kathleen and her operation came very highly recommended.
I like working with a range of people with a range of issues, but if you were to ask me where my sweet-spot is I'd have to tell you that helping families realize their potential as a functioning unit is what I spend most of my time thinking about. Parents, foster parents, adoptive parents, kids, foster kids, adopted kids; the people involved in that group by any name!
How Might I Help You?
Just like you I've been blessed with the highs in life that make it well worth the effort, and suffered through terrifying lows during which I thought I was going to lose it all, and made me question everything. My job is to work through your challenges with you and help you learn to process the things that are happening to you so you can more effectively deal with those issues.
Pick up the phone and call me at 972-234-6634 x102 or schedule some time on the calendar below and let's see what we can do together.
I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy.
I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it!
... Art Williams
Years In Practice
Children 8 & Up, Adolescents, Adults
Issues I Deal With
- Family Issues
- Foster Care & Adoption
- Parenting Skills
- Peer Relationships
- Workplace Changes
- Workplace Issues
- Re-Unification Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Christian Counseling
- Family Systems
- Reality Therapy
- Mindful Based Therapy
Master’s Degree in Human Relations and Family Counseling, University of Oklahoma
BA in Psychology, Northeastern State University
Licensed Professional Counselor
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are; Brene Brown.
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead; Olivia Purvis.
The Insecure Girl’s Handbook, Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters; Karen Ehman.
Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It; Karen Purvis.
Schedule An Appointment
Please arrive 15 minutes early to your appointment to sign additional forms and/or, If you did not have chance to fill out the Life Tree Intake Packet. Just grab the clipboard at the window, complete the intake packet and I will be with you shortly.
Our business is run on a finite number of business hours scheduled. We recognize that things sometime happen and you may need to cancel or reschedule an appointment. If so, please call at least 24 hrs in advance (no emails, please) and give us an opportunity to help someone else in that time slot.
Failure to cancel (24 hrs in advance) or show up for your scheduled session will constitute permission to bill you for the time you scheduled.