About Shantel Sullivan, Ed.D, LCSW, MSW
Dr. Sullivan grew up in rural, Upstate New York and earned her doctorate and master’s degrees from the University of New England in Portland Maine. She brings over a decade of clinical practice experience working with individuals, families, and communities. Dr. Sullivan has extensively worked with people who are dealing with grief, loss, caregiver fatigue, secondary trauma, and other major life changes. Dr. Sullivan has specialized in substance use addiction treatment and completed an advanced degree certification in addiction counseling. Dr. Sullivan is committed to a life of continuing education and immerses herself in bringing up-to-date, evidence-based practices into the healing process. She believes that people hold their answers within and takes pride in helping people maximize their strengths. She takes a holistic and person-centered approach to treatment utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), motivational enhancement therapy, mindfulness techniques, and self-compassion. She is also a seasoned national speaker, MSW instructor, serves as a clinical field instructor for aspiring clinicians, and a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
Partial List of Treatment Areas
- Major Life Change: grief, divorce, etc
- Alcohol Use
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- PTSD - Childhood Trauma
- Gender Confirmation Surgery Evaluation
- PTSD - Victim of Abuse
- Parent/Child Concerns
- LGBTQ+ Care
- Opioid/Pain Med Use
- Drug Use (non-opioid)
- Postpartum Depression
- PTSD - Single Incident/Shock
Education & Certifications
– Doctor of Education in Education Leadership from University of New England
– Masters of Social Work in Advanced Generalist Social Work from University of New England
– Certified in Addictions Counseling from University of New England Department of Social Work
– Licensed Clinical Social Worker New York
– Licensed Clinical Social Worker North Carolina
July 22, 2021
Shantel is always pleasant and compassionate. I really enjoy my therapy experience.
July 22, 2021
Her empathy and sincere sharing of information are really helping me in my healing. I am so grateful to have an opportunity to start my inner healing process.
June 18, 2021
I love my therapists. Shantel
June 7, 2021
I immediately felt at ease!
May 6, 2021
Kind and took time to listen to my concerns
April 20, 2021
Shantel is very personable and kind!
April 2, 2021
It's all good! I love all the therapists and staff!!
December 30, 2020