Shonda Moralis, Psychotherapy / Life Coaching / Mindful Mentoring

Shonda Moralis, MSW, LCSW, works best with patients seeking to collaborate on goals and who are willing to step out of their comfort zones to explore new ways of thinking, understanding, communicating, and experiencing life. She understands and honors that each person comes with a unique situation and background.

While using an eclectic and individualized approach, Shonda draws heavily upon Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She enjoys working with adolescents and adults, specializing in the treatment of anxiety and stress-related disorders, parenting issues, and life balance.

Many find their way to therapy while struggling with issues such as anxiety or major life changes. Where most therapy ends with the resolution of the suffering, Shonda continues to work with clients to ensure that they are not just surviving, but thriving and progressing, in their lives. She believes we all deserve to live a full life grounded in love, awareness, gratitude, and joy.

The First Step:

  • Sessions are 50 minutes     
  • Most insurances accepted 
  • Private pay fee is $120. ($150. for initial intake session) 
  • Cash, check, or credit card accepted  

It takes courage to recognize when you may benefit from outside help. Making the initial phone call is often difficult. Feel free to contact Shonda to find out more about her services and see if she is someone with whom you would be interested in working.

Psychotherapy / Life Coaching / Mindful Mentoring

Specializing in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress-related disorders
  • Parenting and life balance

Most health insurance benefits are accepted. Call for more information.

Mindfulness-Based Groups & Workshops – Check Calendar of Events

  • Balanced Motherhood: Practical mindfulness for a more happy and peaceful life.
  • A Day of Mindfulness for Helping Professionals – Earn 6 CEs for LCSW, LPC and LMFT
  • 4 week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Everyone – Earn 6 CEs for LCSW, LPC and LMFT


What is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction?

MBSR is a well-researched, evidence-based 8 week group program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979 and is now offered in hundreds of medical centers, hospitals and clinics worldwide.

Who does it help? Research has shown MBSR to benefit participants in the following areas:

  • Stress – personal, work, school, family, financial, illness, grief, relationships
  • Medical conditions – heart disease, chronic pain and illness, asthma, high blood pressure, headaches, increased immune response
  • Psychological issues – depression, anxiety, panic, fatigue, sleep disturbance
  • Wellbeing and prevention – overall sense of ease, calm, enjoyment and engagement in life

What to expect from groups:

Guided mindfulness meditation instruction, gentle mindful movement, group discussion in a safe environment, daily home assignments and handouts, ways to integrate mindful awareness into everyday life, guided meditation CDs for daily home practice.
The beauty of mindfulness meditation is that it can be practiced anywhere, at any time, alone or with others. In Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction we talk about formal and informal practice

Formal practice is when one sets aside a certain amount of uninterrupted time to sit quietly and attend to the focus of meditation, such as the breath. It is vital to establish a daily formal practice so one can build familiarity and strengthen “mindfulness muscles” of attention.

Informal practice occurs whenever we deliberately bring our awareness to our breath, body, thoughts or emotions at any point in the day. By combining the two, one increasingly spends more time in the present moment, aware of life as it unfolds.

“This has made a dramatic difference in my life.”

“Thank you for bringing calm and peaceful self-reflection to my life!”

“The flow of each class was perfect and all the classes in their entirety had a flow. Thank you!”

“This class was wonderful and I am so glad I decided to make this commitment.”

“I thought the group leader was great. Very knowledgeable. Always willing to listen and help if needed. Appreciated feedback on homework.”

“Thank you, Shonda! I am so glad I did this…This class gave me tools to help me over the long-term.”

“The small group was safe and allowed us to practice and share experiences. I also enjoyed interspersing information with practice. I also felt that we were taking care of ourselves… and not just receiving information.”

Shonda Moralis, MSW, LCSW

Call 484.772.5395 for an appointment or information