Lauri Shedd, MSW, LMSW, is a licensed master social worker with a bachelor’s degree in social sciences and a master’s degree in social work, both from Florida State University. Her practice is grounded in a belief that all of us – children, teens, and adults – possess the strength, courage, and skills necessary to overcome the obstacles that get in the way of enjoying healthy, fulfilling lives. Her goal is to help clients tap into their natural resilience in order to find their way to success and happiness, with her serving as a guide and collaborative partner every step of the way.
Lauri has worked extensively with adolescents and families who are dealing with ADHD, anxiety, anger, trauma, addiction, and depression. She specializes in helping clients work through major life transitions, relationship problems, and social skills development, and has experience providing counseling and life coaching services to individuals and groups in a variety of settings, including hospitals, schools, and specialized intensive day treatment programs.
Lauri understands and appreciates that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. Sometimes you want short-term help to navigate and cope with a particularly challenging or stressful life experience. Sometimes clients prefer longer-term therapy that builds on the learnings and self-discovery realized along the way. You decide.
Lauri uses traditional cognitive behavioral techniques to help clients identify and acknowledge disruptive or debilitating thoughts and behaviors that are barriers to understanding and achieving their full potential. Her positive therapeutic approach leverages encouragement, advocacy, empowerment, learning, and skills development.
She is a member of the National Association for Social Workers and St. Louis Council on Child Abuse and Neglect. She’s a former Guardian ad Litem and Big Sister. To relax, Lauri is transforming her back yard into a native plant and wildlife habitat. She also loves to thrift shop and spend time with her pets and husband.
Lauri is accepting new clients, and has a sliding scale available for select clients. Please call 314-561-9757 ext. 708 to schedule with her. Lauri may also be contacted by email at Lauri.Shedd@gmail.com. Lauri currently works under the supervision of an LCSW.