Seonaid (Shane) Natter earned her Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College specializing in Trauma Studies. She also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Temple University.
Shane specializes in working with adolescents and adults struggling with various issues such as anxiety, depression, substance use and other issues related to trauma.Shane has 20 years of experience in working with these issues in a variety of settings including residential, outpatient and clinical settings. In these settings, Shane came to see the various and vast array of trauma-related issues which clients present and came to be the focus of her treatment philosophy.
From her social work background, Shane adopts a perspective of establishing a strong rapport with her clients where safety and trust are core values. From there, Shane works along with her clients to establish treatment goals by identifying where the clients would like to make progress and improving their functioning. To do so, Shane adopts an eclectic treatment modality to discern where and how the clients are wanting to improve which includes a strengths perspective, psycho-educational and psychodynamic focus along with CBT, CBT-TF and DBT skills. Mindfulness skills are also introduced used as a base for the clients to utilize in their daily lives to help improve their day to day functioning.