Whitney  Shevlin

Whitney Shevlin

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW
Arizona Accepting Online
Buckeye Accepting In-person
Updated August 17, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Women's issues
  • Perfectionism

Professional statement

Whitney Shevlin is an LCSW with 18+ years of experience providing individual and group therapy primarily to women and girls. Whitney's counseling practice is located in Arizona where she provides telehealth to clients across the state, in-person therapy from her quaint office outside of Phoenix, and Walk Talk Therapy along scenic nature trails outside her office. Whitney is passionate about working with women that want to break free from patterns of co-dependency, enmeshment, people-pleasing, and perfectionism that have left them feeling anxious, depressed, and depleted. A recovering "people-pleaser" herself, Whitney has learned and now loves to teach other women the life-changing magic of healthy boundaries and limit setting, as well as dispelling the myth that self-care and self-compassion are selfish! She believes that only after we can fill up our own cups to overflowing, do we have the right mindset and energy to give generously to others and attract healthy relationships.

Whitney is trained in many different therapeutic modalities, but her favorites, and the ones that seem to produce the best and most rapid results in her practice are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), EMDR (Eye movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Training). In a nutshell, ACT uses mindfulness and acceptance strategies to help clients unhook from and distance themselves from unhelpful thought patterns, so that they can go about living a meaningful and enriching life. EMDR is one of the most extensively researched and empirically supported modalities for healing trauma. Through desensitizing and reprocessing painful experiences and memories from the past, EMDR creates the conditions for the brain to heal itself without having to relive what happened. DBT teaches mindfulness, distress tolerance skills and emotional regulation to improve overall mental health and coping.


Message to clients

Yes, therapy can be hard, AND we can do hard things! It is only by stepping outside our comfort zones and doing the hard things, that we grow! I want you to look forward to coming to therapy, because you know that for the next hour, you are going to feel heard, held, accepted, and inspired, all at the same time. That you will leave my office with a sense of well-being and confidence to go out into the world and do the work that will make your life better. I have been strongly influenced by Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk's seminal work, The Body Keeps the Score and his research on trauma, Dr. Brene Brown's work on vulnerability, shame, and living a whole-hearted life and Dr. Kristin Neff's research on self-compassion. I have also been inspired by Glennon Doyle's writings about living a life of authenticity and trusting one's inner wisdom. I believe that our bodies have unlimited and untapped wisdom. That are bodies are constantly trying to point us in the right direction if we could just tune in, attend to, and listen more deeply. With this understanding, I perceive symptoms of depression and anxiety as important messages alerting us that something is not right and needs to be addressed. These symptoms are unpleasant yes, but they can also be viewed as harbingers of hope inviting us to heal.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Whitney Shevlin is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $140 (50min)
  • Initial session: $140 (50min)
  • Extended session: $195 (110min)
  • Extended EMDR session: $175 (80min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Arizona)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-1:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-1:00pm
  • Wed 1:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 8:00am-11:00am

Buckeye practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-1:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-1:00pm
  • Wed 1:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 8:00am-11:00am

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 19 years

Walks With Whitney, LLC, owner, therapist, 2017 - Present
Laureate Psychiatric Hospital, therapist, 2013 - 2015
Covenant Care, medical social worker, 2011 - 2013
Senior Care of Colorado, therapist, 2008 - 2011
Colorado Center for Neurological Rehabilitation, therapist, 2008 - 2006
Heartland Hospice, medical social worker, 2002 - 2006


Licensure

Arizona: 17119


Languages

English