MSW, Supervisee in Social Work
Shaia hails from the Hampton Roads region of Virginia and grew up enjoying living near the beach. Shaia earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Social Work from Norfolk State University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Old Dominion University. She has been endorsed as a School Social Worker through the Virginia Department of Education. Shaia has supported individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and persons with brain and spinal cord injuries, and rendered intensive in-home services.
Shaia uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness Training, and Talk Therapy to assist clients in processing challenging situations. She also likes to incorporate aromatherapy to create a calm and relaxing environment.
Shaia enjoys traveling, going to concerts and festivals, and going to the beach. She is a self-described foodie and loves trying out new restaurants.
“My reason for being a therapist is to meet the mental health crisis that is occurring on the global stage. There is a mental health crisis that was exacerbated by the pandemic and I’ve seen so many families struggle to find support. I want to collaborate with those families to alleviate the physical and mental suffering that they are experiencing, so they can lead healthy and productive lives.”