Shavon also offers remote video sessions.
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Shavon Fulcher is a Licsensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Roslindale, MA. Her expertise is in working with those with issues stemming from trauma, anxiety, depression, relationships, and sexual identity. She makes use of a diverse group of therapy modalities, guiding her clients through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Mindfulness Practices, Psychoanalytic Therapy, and Supportive Therapy to promote healing.
Shavon is an informed trauma practitioner, and has extensive background in working with families, young adults, adults, and the LGBTQ+ population. In addition to her private practice, Shavon served as a clinician at the DotHouse clinic, where she worked among a large group of clinicians to help her clients maintain comprehensive wellness.
Shavon emphasizes the importance of clients trusting themselves and their journeys, and works with them to help them do so. She tailors her expertise in therapy modalities to create a personalized approach to therapy. She puts clients in the drivers' seat of therapy, and takes on an active and supportive role to sustain their growth in and out of the office.
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Couples counseling – Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities
Sexual identity – Questioning gender and sexuality; non-binary identification, transgender identification, queer identity, sexuality and power
Academic issues – Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life
Anger management – Managing anger and its impact on personal and work relationships
Eating disorders – Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging, calorie counting, body image concerns
LGBTQ and sexuality topics – Exploring questions related to sexuality and gender identity; coming out or being closeted; relationships; family and cultural challenges
Self harm – Injuring of body tissue without suicidal intentions, including but not limited to cutting, burning, scratching, and hitting
Transgender & gender identity topics – Exploring questions related to gender identity, including trans*, non-binary, and gender variant identities; navigating the barriers to and process of transition as well as its impact on you and those close to you
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Boston College Student Insurance
Harvard Student Insurance
Lesley University Student Insurance
MIT Student/Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan
Northeastern University Student Insurance
Initial/Ongoing sessions: $80
Therapist's note: Shavon can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Message to clients
"Trust Your Journey. I believe in the philosophy that YOU are the expert of your own life. My role in the therapeutic relationship is to provide services that allow you to build upon some of the innate skills you already possess and to support you in the process that ultimately allows you the ability to live the best life possible. I am a trauma informed practitioner, and I use a combination of diverse therapeutic modalities, tailored to each individual client. I have an extensive background in working with children/families and my specialties include working with Adolescents/Young Adults, Adults, and the LGBTQ+ population. I also offer therapeutic services in the field of relationship counseling. I look forward to hearing from you and I want you to know it would be my honor and pleasure to walk beside you as you continue to partake on the journey towards healing and health in your personal life."
Treatment approachesCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Family SystemsFamily systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Family system therapy may be used to address conflict stemming from the family unit by working on a client's ability to maintain individuality while maintaining emotional contact with the group. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Psychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (learn more)
Psychodynamic TherapyThe aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping individuals unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, and that the defenses we develop to ensure these difficult memories do not surface from our unconscious often do more harm than good. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2015 - Present
DotHouse Clinic, Clinician, 2010-2015
Salem State University, MSW, 2008