Hello There,
 
Let me first say thank you so much for visiting my website, I am happy you are here and taking your time out to consider therapy in itself. I am Shajuan Alexander, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who currently resides in Houston, TX and services both Female and Male Adults in the state of Texas. I earned my MSW from the University of Houston- Graduate College of Social Work, where I placed emphasis on clinical social work because I always knew I'd be where I am today.

I identify as a Black woman who is a wife, mother, social advocate, naturalista and self-care enthusiast. Authenticity/Vulnerability/Integrity are some of the top core values of who I am as a woman and professional. Helping people be human, acknowledging their emotions, creating firm boundaries and healthy relationships are some topics that are important to me and that I choose to highlight throughout my practice. I am a firm believer that in order for a person to be whole, there has to be a foundation of self awareness  that can be gained throughout of upbringings or our experiences from difference individuals that we encounter. When clients experience me, I want to leave the impression that mental wellness is achievable. 

 
Why The Culture of Health, simple, it's I believe that mental wellness is just as important in our individual healthcare needs as physical health. I begin to notice this throughout my experience as a LMSW, working in the community and medical field with clients who experienced chronic health illnesses/impairment's that also effected their mental health on a daily basis. This gave me some of the greatest experiences to work with individuals of all backgrounds that needed assistance in managing their emotions throughout various changes. 

My 9 years of experience in the social work field has included me modeling positive coping skills for others, teaching them healthier communication patterns to increase their needs being met, and also practicing self-awareness to reduce their reactions of stress, anxiety, sadness, and isolation. 

My approach in therapy is one in the same as in my professional career today. My passion is to work alongside my clients, to serve as a guided positive support and a representation of calmness through the chaos. 

While in therapy, I value collaboration and conversation style sessions. I offer to you an empathetic yet enthusiastic encouragement throughout sessions. I represent authenticity the same as my clients, with flaws, imperfect, vulnerable and still in a place of actively learning through every experience that we share. While I love clients that I can relate to, I love to learn about people and perspectives that I am unfamiliar with as I believe that even as the professional, I can still learn from each of the people that enter my life as well. I value honest and open communication and the best rule of all, a release of the "perfectionist" title that sometimes we are not even aware that we carry around with us.  Let's let go of expectations together, unpack together and learn some of the best tools that will help us throughout the future together.