Morgan O’Shaughnessy received her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduating with Honors from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Florida. Morgan has worked with clients ranging in ages from children to geriatrics and has expertise in both individual and group psychotherapy. She has also supervised counselors in training to help prepare them as professional counselors.
Morgan believes in cultivating a strong therapeutic relationship where she guides her clients to finding their own solutions as they overcome life’s challenges and gain the tools to empower themselves to make the necessary changes. She works with her clients to identify core strengths and inner resilience, while bringing to light self-compassion and self-acceptance for healing and growth to begin. Morgan’s approach is warm, genuine, and devoted to providing a non-judgmental, safe space to work through both past and present issues.
She has worked in numerous therapeutic settings including crisis stabilization units, Orange County Public School System, domestic violence abuse agencies, intensive outpatient programs, and transitional housing for homeless veterans. Morgan provides an array of services including individualized counseling to individuals, couples, and families as needed. She uses a framework of humanistic psychology and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. She works with clients who experience anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief/loss issues, low self-esteem, addiction, childhood trauma, and life changes and transitions.
Morgan’s clinical interests include trauma recovery, mindfulness-based modalities such as meditation and breathwork, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, and Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as she is trained and qualified by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) to use this treatment. EMDR is a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. It is a leading treatment for trauma and is also used by the US Department of Defense for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in combat veterans as well as with individuals with phobias, panic attacks, and other mental health symptoms such as depression and anxiety.
Morgan considers the continuation of her own education to be an invaluable and a critical component for offering the highest quality of care to her clients. She feels inspired through her work with her clients as they make lasting, positive change and looks forward to working with you.