Shonda Moralis, MSW, LCSW earned her Masters of Social Work degree in 1998 from the University of Pennsylvania and Bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College in 1992. She has been employed in the field of counseling since 1995 and in private practice since 2000. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
As a psychotherapist, Shonda works best with patients who are seeking to collaborate on their goals and who are willing to step out of their comfort zone to explore new ways of understanding, communicating and experiencing life. She understands and honors that each person comes with a unique situation and background and strives to identify goals for therapy that are mutually agreed upon and attainable. She draws heavily upon Mindfulness-Based Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, with a strengths-based focus.
Shonda specializes in the use of Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs) in both individual and group therapy. Shonda has also co-developed various Mindfulness group curricula for children, parenting and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. She has presented seminars on Mindfulness to adoptive parents, high school students, moms groups and local college faculty and students. She has a passion for learning and challenging herself and others to become their best selves.
Shonda enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults, specializing in the treatment of anxiety and stress-related disorders, parenting issues and life balance.
She is steadfast in her belief that everyone deserves to live wholly by integrating heart, mind and body. Her warm, compassionate, yet guided, evidence-based approach enables patients of all ages to feel heard, connected, and helped