Shondra Ruen, MSE, LPC
Children, Teens, Families, Mood Disorders, PTSD, Family Communication
Shondra specializes in children, individual, and family therapy. Her therapeutic interests include: physical and sexual abuse, social anxiety and shyness, family communication, parent-teen relationships, adjustment issues related to divorce or other stressful life events, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Shondra combines art, play and other forms of expressive therapy. Play Therapy allows children the opportunity to incorporate the brain and the body to achieve maximum growth and development. She uses creative venues along with research-supported methods to help children process painful memories. Shondra also incorporates animal assisted interventions as a medium for healing.
Shiloh, Therapy Dog
Shondra works with Shiloh, her canine co-therapist. Shondra and Shiloh have been trained in Animal Assisted Intervention. As a former equine-assisted therapist, Shondra is able to add more creativity to her approach in an office setting with the aid of Shiloh.