Education & Background

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Dr. Shawn has seen clients in the Greater Lansing area for over 25 years, and served as a member of the Michigan Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Commission from 2015 through 2018. She is a clinical fellow with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Shawn received her Master’s in Family Studies and Doctorate in Human Ecology, with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Michigan State University. She has experience in in-home family therapy, as well as leading an in-hospital step-down program for teens and their families. 

Dr. Shawn has completed intensive training in Medical Family Therapy through The University of Rochester School of Medicine and specializes with those facing cancer related issues. She does intensive play therapy with children going through cancer treatment. For 21 years Shawn helped lead the MSU Student Cancer Support Network.