Shauna is an Ohio native, born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio; making their way to Columbus and finding a warm and vibrant home among buckeyes. Shauna describes themself as unconditionally optimistic, eager to laugh, and humbly personable. Before becoming a licensed independent social worker, their past experiences working in retail, food service, and guest accommodations have given Shauna an expansive experience of commonly shared lived experiences; social work.
Working collaboratively with clients and using a person-centered approach to therapy is central to the care Shauna provides to clients. Shauna specializes in working with LGBTQIA+ populations, young adults, trauma-related disorders, poly/kink populations, and those who experience depression, anxiety, substance use concerns.
Prior to establishing their own practice, Shauna worked as an Outpatient Mental Health Therapist in an agency setting providing counseling services to adults, children, and couples. Shauna has experience in the non-profit sector and currently serves on Kaleidoscope Youth Center's Board of Directors as the Program Evaluation and Fidelity Committee Chair. Shauna believes therapy can be used as transformative social justice work through empowerment, self-advocacy skills, and recognizing your inherent power. Shauna uses an intersectional, anti-racist, and trauma-informed lens to support and encourage client led growth .
As Shauna's client, you can expect a confidential, collaborative, and healthy working relationship that ensures your safety, security, and self-determination. Under Shauna's care you will find a patient, experienced, and empathetic presence.
Shauna Tepper is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervisory Designation through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.
Shauna earned their Bachelor of Arts degree in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from The Ohio State University.
Shauna continued their education at The Ohio State University and graduated from the university’s Master of Social Work program with a clinical focus on Mental Health and Substance Use practice.
Member of NASW Ohio Chapter
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