Staff Profile

Shawna Valverde, LMFT
Director of Clinical Programs

Shawna Valverde LMFT received a Master’s Degree with Distinction in Counseling Psychology and is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Shawna has 23 years of experience working in residential treatment centers providing direct therapeutic service, leadership, and clinical direction to ensure youth receive the highest quality care. Her specialties include Sandtray Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Treatment, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Using innovative strategies, Shawna developed a comprehensive behavioral program designed to address each child’s individual goals and reinforce needed life skills for long term success.This program is utilized by all youth residing at the Children’s Receiving Home.

In her spare time, Shawna enjoys crafts, movies, hiking, watching Colts football and maintains a private practice in Sacramento.

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