Referring Providers

About Shantel Sullivan, Ed.D, LCSW, MSW

Dr. Shantel Sullivan earned her Ed.D in Educational Leadership and her MSW in Advanced Generalist Social Work from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. As a clinician, she has always considered how we can improve systems that impact the lives of the members of our communities. In 2015, she spearheaded a project to bring the first intensive outpatient program (IOP) to her home county of St. Lawrence in New York. She served as a faculty member for the State of New York Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Bureau of Workforce Development. In her role with OASAS, she provided regional education on adolescent co-occurring disorders. She was also a member of the Western Carolina University Faculty Institute on Community Engagement (FICE). Dr. Sullivan has engaged in writing and research to address caregiver burnout, compassion fatigue, and occupational suicide. She co-authored and presented a paper, “Compassion Fatigue and Psychological Risk Factors of Healthcare Professionals and Occupational Suicide: A Literature Review and Recommendations for HRD.” She continues to pursue opportunities to research, teach, and promote the self-care and well-being of healthcare providers.

She strongly believes that each patient is their own expert. She listens intently and uses a strengths-based approach to find solutions that meet her clients’ individual needs. Her core methodology involves positive psychology, CBT, narrative theory, and solution-focused brief therapy. Dr. Sullivan is now the lead therapist for the MindPath Addiction Recovery Center in Raleigh.

Partial List of Specialties

  • Major Life Change: grief, divorce, etc
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples/Marital Therapy
  • Depression
  • PTSD - Childhood Trauma
  • Family / Parenting Therapy
  • Gender Confirmation Surgery Evaluation
  • PTSD - Victim of Abuse
  • Parent/Child Concerns
  • OCD
  • Opioid/Pain Med Use
  • Drug Use (non-opioid)
  • Phobia
  • Postpartum Depression
  • PTSD - Single Incident/Shock
  • badge-1 ARCSignifies specialized training in substance use disorder and addiction recovery.
  • badge-2 LGBTQ+ CareSignifies post graduate education in gender and sexual diversity and recognizes specialization in LGBTQ+ care.

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