Shantel earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Indiana University and a Masters in Counseling from Ball State University. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Tuskegee University and a Masters in Public Health from Tulane University. Shantel is directly supervised by Clinical Psychologist, Erin Weaver, PsyD, HSPP.
Shantel has previous clinical experience in community mental health and integrated care settings providing individual therapy and perinatal mental health assessments. Additionally, she has experience providing individual and group therapy in a university counseling center. She is interested in working with adults across the lifespan and has a specific interest in working with racial and ethnic minorities who have had historical barriers to accessing mental health services. Shantel believes a strong collaborative relationship is the basis for meaningful work within the therapeutic process. As a result, managing the client’s presenting concerns while creating a secure and empowering environment are priorities. Shantel approaches the therapeutic process through a “person-centered” and multicultural lens while considering how the unique life experiences and identities of each individual will impact the process of change.