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Shawn Boley

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

I have been a Mental Health Professional since 2012 and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) since 2017. My greatest skill is empathy, which has always been an innate quality of mine. My passion is to watch others overcome their struggles and live a happier life.

Therapy can seem daunting; you must become vulnerable before you will start seeing benefits. For many, this is more anxiety producing than not. You might not know what to expect. You might have had a bad experience with a prior therapist. You might feel hopeless, like no amount of therapy can help you.

You can be helped. It’s likely that you have an issue in your life that is causing you ambivalence, or else you wouldn’t be seeking therapy. To have ambivalence means you are uncertain about your life in the now, and choices you must make to manifest the future you want are causing you depression, fear, and/or anxiety.

I believe that therapy is about helping people make choices in the now while processing trauma of their past, to help them foresee a better future for themselves.

Areas of Expertise

I have experience working with individuals who have persistent and severe mental illness, who are developmentally disabled, who belong to the LGBT community, and older adults. 

Those I work with might be dealing with 
anger, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, identity issues, impulsivity, intimacy issues, life adjustments, self-esteem, trauma/religious trauma, sexuality, shame, substance abuse, suicidality, among many other issues. 

I pull from many different therapies and approaches to cultivate a therapeutic treatment plan that is right for you. Some of these therapies and approaches include:
  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Compassion Focused Therapy

  • Acceptance Therapy

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy

  • Exposure Therapy

  • Existential Approach

  • Humanistic Approach

  • Trauma-Informed 

  • Mindfulness


Contact Me

Tel: (360) 585-0624

Give me a call for a free 15 minute consultation to discuss your issues and how I might be able to help. I really enjoy my work and hope you see that as my client. Thank you for considering me as your therapist.

Shawn Boley PLLC

Mindful Therapy Group

7600 NE 41st St.

Vancouver, WA 98662

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