Shea began studying psychology in high school accidentally, at first, and never stopped. While her undergraduate psychology degree was accompanied by additional majors in political science and women’s studies, it was the psychology that kept infiltrating her professional life. Despite spending a decade in the business world of marketing, advertising, operations and business development, she continued to feel the pull to return to the helping profession.
When Shea hit thirty, she left her advertising job, got sober, and went to work on a new career. After completing her certificate in Chemical Dependency, she entered the field as the counselor for a juvenile drug court. The work she did with adolescents and families solidified her decision to pursue a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. The pervasiveness of co-occurring disorders and the impact that a comprehensive treatment team can have on the individual stuck with her. Since completing her masters she has worked at all levels of care within addiction and mental health. She has worked with teens, adults, families, and professionals.
Experience & Education
Bachelor or Arts in Psychology and Political Science – Southern Methodist University
Master of Arts in Psychology at Brandman University
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (LMFTA) License #MG60885066
Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP) – License #CP60533951