What you practice grows stronger. What are you practicing?
Hi, I'm Shawna, your College of Veterinary Medicine Life Management Counselor.
I've worked for the University of Arizona since 2019, starting at CAPS on main campus and transferring to the College of Veterinary Medicine in Oro Valley in 2022. I'm a licensed counselor with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Counselors. One of my core values is connecting and relating to my clients, and I strive to create a safe and welcoming space for all people. As a Life Management Counselor, I provide counseling and support for anxiety, depression, substance use/abuse, trauma, mood disorders and relationship issues; all done through a trauma-informed lens.
CVM Life Management services are:
- Available for CVM students only
- Paid for by the university, which means they're free to students
- Available Monday - Wednesday and Friday, am - 5 pm
- Virtual and in-person (Oro Valley) as needed
Here for You
I provide counseling and support for anxiety, depression, substance use/abuse, trauma, mood disorders and relationship issues; all done through a trauma-informed lens. I am EMDR trained for trauma, anxiety and substance abuse treatment. I provide psycho-educational and mental health workshops.
Schedule With Me
I am located in Oro Valley. To schedule an appointment, please fill out the form below.
*This form is not monitored 24-7 and should not be used for mental health crises. If this is a mental health emergency, please contact the Pima County Crisis line at 520-622-6000, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency department. If you are a student or are concerned about a student, you can also call CAPS 24/7 at 520-621-3334. After-hours crisis callers may speak with a Crisis and Access Specialist by pressing 1 when prompted by the automated message.
Services & Events
All services are confidential and free to students.
The first step for Life Management Counseling. Consultations are an easy and informal opportunity to determine your care needs and get professional emotional support, guidance, and resources.
When students want more support than wellness consultation, they can start therapy for more in-depth, consistent, and goal-oriented mental health care.
When students have care needs outside of what Life Management can provide, we assist with referrals to other resources both inside and outside the university.
My Favorite Resources
Improve your emotional wellness and express yourself in this safe, anonymous online chat community. Create your account today. There is no cost and the platform is available 24/7.