Shawnese Givens

LMFT, Clinical Coordinator 

Degrees & Licenses:

BA – Psychology
MA – Marriage and Family Therapy


LMFT – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 


Adelphi University- Derner School of Psychology, 2008

Syracuse University- Falk College Department of Marriage and Family Therapy, 2010

Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy- Psychotherapy Center for Gender and Sexuality

Theoretical orientation:

Psychodynamic, Narrative Theory, Bowen Family Systems Theory,  Feminist Theory 

Areas of expertise:

POC, and LGBTQ specific concerns, Relationships,  Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Gender Identity Development, Trauma, and Oppression

Treatment modality:

Individual, Couples, Family, and Group

Other relevant work and volunteer experience:

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy-  Clinical Fellow

Attic Youth Center- Board of Directors, Development Committee Chair

Clinician in Private Practice- New York and Philadelphia

Walnut Psychotherapy Center- Clinician and Supervisor

Intercultural Family Services- Former Outpatient Services Clinical Supervisor

Central New York Services, Dual Recovery Program- Former Senior Counselor/ Quality Improvement Specialist

Shawnese Givens