Shea Lasiter, LPC
Shea is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 18 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults.
Shea is originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She attended the University of Alabama where she studied psychology and human growth, development and family studies. Shea moved to Atlanta to attend graduate school at Georgia State University where she obtained her Master of Science in Community Counseling in 1998. While attending Georgia State University, Shea also attended Psychological Studies Institute (PSI), now known as Richmont Graduate University where she obtained a Master of Science in Integration of Psychology and Theology. In 2003, she decided to attend the University of West Georgia where her studies focused on school counseling in order to obtain her certification as a Professional School Counselor. Shea most often utilizes the theories of cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems theory and reality therapy in her counseling. Shea believes that a thorough assessment is crucial in helping her clients identify areas of concern and to set counseling goals.
Shea has worked in a variety of settings including adolescent residential substance abuse treatment, inpatient psychiatric hospitals and the public education system. Her background also includes working with children and adolescents in the group home and foster care system.
Having worked as a high school counselor for ten years, she has a special heart for adolescents therapy and helping young people sort through life’s challenges that can be especially difficult at this age. She believes that working with the parents and family is often an important part in an adolescent’s progress.
As an adoptee herself, Shea has a passion for working with all matters related to adoption. This includes adoptees, adoptive parents, birth parents and any individual impacted by adoption. Shea realizes the remarkable reality of adoption but also understands the challenges and issues that can arise for all individuals involved. Professionally, Shea is growing in her training related to trauma. Her counseling work up to this point in her career has solidified the reality that many individuals who are struggling emotionally also have a history of trauma and abuse. Shea’s desire is to provide quality treatment for those struggling with PTSD and other trauma and abuse wounds. Shea is also dedicated to working with individuals struggling with grief and complicated grief issues which are often related to suicide, homicide or the unexpected death of loved ones.
Shea’s training at PSI developed her passion and ability to provide Christ centered counseling for those clients who desire the integration of spirituality in their counseling. Shea’s desire is to walk with clients on a journey of healing, restoration and transformation. She believes that a sense of hope is critical when facing life’s difficult challenges. She believes that no situation or person is beyond the reach of the grace, mercy and healing of our heavenly father. She doesn’t shy away from asking life’s hard questions and helping her clients find peace, truth and freedom in their lives. Christian counseling is one of Shea’s passions.
When she is not working, Shea enjoys spending time with her husband, two young daughters, other family members and friends. She is an animal lover and her second career would have been a veterinarian. She enjoys gardening, photography, reading, college football (Roll Tide!) and being outdoors.
What Shea’s Colleagues say about her:
“Shea truly cares about her clients in a manner that is uncompromising; with care and concern at the forefront.”
Shea’s rates are as follows:
Shea’s self pay rate is $65.00 per session, and she maintains some sliding fee openings for those unable to pay this rate. If you need a sliding fee, please call and speak to Shea, and she will help to find a pay level that works for you.
Shea is currently on panel with:
Beacon Health/Value Options
Cameron & Associates EAP